Use one stencil at a time if you’re doing more than one (for example, I did the ornamental decoration first, and then the initial). A glass etching compound defines and highlights the cuts made on the glass surface. For this vase, I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel before adding my design. For one side, I held a leopard print stencil to the mug and used a sponge pouncer to apply some Etching Creme. Jenny Barnett Rohrs is Head Dummy and Pied Piper behind CTD, which focuses on reviews, tutorials, and craft industry news. Following the curves of the glass, I added a spider web design using the Etching Creme inside the Designer Tips bottle. And make sure they're glass, not plastic. Armour Etch has many stencils pre-cut on contact type vinyl/paper. Although not dangerous if you use it carefully, etching cream contains hydrofluoric acid and can’t be shipped by air, so you’ll have to find suppliers in your own country. Time for a bit of project fail. Product Applications: Hobby & Crafts, Home Décor, Gifts, Commercial, Industrial, Stencil Compatibility: Pre-cut vinyl, Rub-on stencils, Peel and stick stickers, Resist gel, Photo resist. Also, look up "DIY electrolytic etching", which enables you to etch very detailed patterns. Opinions are 100% our own and based on first-hand experience with the product. plates You should test the etching cream on an inconspicuous area of the glass first, if possible Finally, we’ll be working with the Silhouette Studio® software You can use any Silhouette cutter to cut the vinyl we use for etching This includes the CAMEO, Portrait, or Curio Basic application. To etch glass with cream, cut a design on vinyl, tape the stencil onto the glass, paint over it with cream, and then wash it off. You could use watercolors to get an opaque look, but it would wash off when you remove the etching cream. Stay within taped area. You can literally just paint the etching cream on your glass, wait a bit, and rinse it off, but it’s much more effective and attractive to create and apply a vinyl stencil and THEN put the etching cream on, and that’s the technique I am teaching you today. The color has no effect on the color of the etching. I’m Jenny, the co-host of Hands On Crafts for Kids on PBS and the Head Dummy behind CraftTestDummies.com where you’ll find craft product reviews, tutorials, and craft industry news. I bought this lovely purple mug from a thrift store for a few cents. It’s a paint intended as an undercoat that prepares numer… Secure it into place using tape. You should also shake or stir your Armour Etch etching cream before you use it. Etching Cream Photo by Bill Mazza. Or if it's steel and you have to have the label physically on the metal, try copper plating. I love the contrast between the etched design and glossy glass. You will want the etching cream to be applied around this area so the O is defined, and not just a round circle or dot. For the other side, I dipped my paint brush into the Etching Creme and painted letter “A” on it. Links below may be affiliate links and CTD will receive a small commission from your purchase. Can not be reused when applied with Designer Tips Kit. The etching process takes only 15 minutes. Apply blue painter's tape to edges if there are any slits or not enough edge to protect glass that you don't want etch on. Slate has become pretty popular. About $8 for 100; amazon.com. Remove the stencil and clean the glass thoroughly. At its core, primer is a type of paint. Etching cream will etch any part of the glass it touches. Using the brush, apply the etching cream to the area you want to etch. Along with the Etching Creme, I used their Designer Tip Kit, a custom hand cut contact paper stencil, a paint brush, and a plastic stencil with a sponge pouncer. I think etching cream is mostly acid. Etching Cream and everything else by: Stickem_Deacls . It would attack metal, but unfortuneately, a steel rack wouldn't form a nice patina, the way copper or silver would. Using gloves, apply the etching cream with a foam brush or paint brush. oz. Etching cream can etch materials such as glass, mirrors, porcelain, and glazed ceramics. 473 ml (1 pint) for $42.99 and 32 fl. I removed and cleaned the stencil off. You can also use pre-made stencils. 946 ml (1 quart) for $73.99. (Read my review of Glue Arts vinyl here.) Did you know that you can use your Silhouette Etching Cream to etch more than just glass? Besides using the acid, etching creams include other chemicals as well. I guess the result would depend on the kind of metal and whether or not there's a clearcoat on it. The etching cream is reusable, and can be scraped back into it’s plastic jar when using it with a stencil. You must apply a thick layer of etching cream in order for the chemical to react properly on the glass or mirror. This week, I experimented with Etchall Etching Creme. armour etch by: Anonymous. They etched for 15 minutes on a plastic plate. Apply the etching cream to the area where you have cut the design into the glass. If you're making this out of copper or brass, you can find acids that are safer to handle than glass etching solution, and they will give interesting colored patina. In a well-ventilated area, shake Armour Etch to mix thoroughly.