If anyone knows how to take a good photo of etching on glass, PLEASE let me know!
- Glass to be etched (will not work on plastic)
- Armor Etch
- Blank Vinyl Stencil (can be found at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc.)
- X-acto knife
- Scrap paper (optional)
- Newspaper, or something else to protect your workspace
I used two different methods to create my stencils. First, I drew a wave design on paper, then cut it out and traced it on the vinyl. If you were using a logo or picture you found somewhere else, you would follow the same process.
For my second design, I drew a branch directly onto the vinyl (after practicing on paper, of course.) The downside to this method is that you can't re-draw your design if you mess up, but it works well for things that don't need to be perfect.
Cut out your design using an x-acto knife or something similar. I'm sure it's possible to use scissors but I would not recommend it. With an x-acto knife, you get cleaner, more precise lines.
Adhere the stencil to your glass and apply the Armor Etch. There are directions on the bottle, but I included details here as well. Make sure your stencil is flat on the glass, otherwise the armor etch may bleed underneath it and ruin your design.
Wash off the armor etch, remove your stencil, and ta-da!
I covered my tea lights in scrapbook paper and sealed them with a coat of Mod Podge. A little extra personality!
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