Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream with Stampendous


This week Stampendous is etching Glass with Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.  It is fast, easy and way cool! Who would have thought you could use your stamps and embossing powder to etch glass.  I certainly never did until this week.  

Of course we are ending our week tomorrow with a big blog hop which means there are prizes!  Make sure to read the all the way to the bottom for more details.

Note:  Because I worked with mirrors the etched image appears to be blurry but it is the reflection.

You will need:

  1. Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream which you can find at Michaels or Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's  You can even order it online here
  2. 2 Mirrors if you want to layer them.  I found mine at the dollar store.
  3. CRP179 Violets or if you collect wood mounted stamps the product code is P179
  4. Embossing powder - using a detailed color will make it easier
  5. VersaMark embossing or pigment ink
  6. Contact Paper
  7. Masking Tape if you want to etch the bevels of the mirror or edges of a mirror
  8. Die shape

  1. Cut frame our of contact paper leaving enough edges to wrap sides or tape and protect areas you don't want etched in case of an accident or messiness.
  2. Place the frame on the glass.  Make sure all bubble are out :)  
  3. Clean the area you are about to emboss with window cleaner or rubbing alcohol.
  4. Stamp and emboss image
  5. Apply etching cream.  with a brush. You may want to do this outside, it kinda smells, keep the coat very thick and even working on a small area at a time.
  6. Wait about a minute.  Rinse with warm water simultaniously washing away all the embossing powder.
  7. Let air dry
Here is a link to the online instructions including a video 
Once your image is dry 
  1. Tape the middle section only leaving the edges exposed.  I used the middle of the die cut shape from the contact paper to mask the image :)
  2. Repeat the process for etching the edges of the mirrors
When they are dry you are now ready to assemble and decorate.  The ribbon is May Arts Organza that has been heated with heat gun so it will ruffle.  The centers of the violets are silver beads with rhinestones accenting the ruffles of the octagon and corners of the square.

I used white Prisma pencil on the image then carefully painted a coat of Matte Glazon.

Three lucky winners this week (chosen randomly from the comments) will each receive an Armour Jar and Bottle Cutter to create vases, lamps, and other home decor out of glass bottles and jars:
Jar and Bottle Cutter
Jar and Bottle Cutter
Armour Glass Etching Cream
Armour Glass Etching Cream
A variety of stencils for Glass Etching:
Stampendous Jumbo Peruvian Lily
Stampendous Jumbo Peruvian Lily


Also playing along with me today is Krissy and Jamie hop on over to see what she has designed
Tomorrow is the big blog hop and I will have another drawing too!  


Terri Burnette said...

interesting look using the mirrors. This would make some cute table decoratons

Paula Collins said...

The mirrors are so pretty! Smaller ones back to back would be a great Christmas tree decoration.

barbara macaskill said...

Love these! They are so pretty and even though it looks blurry I can see through the blur and it looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Pretty! This would be a great project for my small craft group. We are always looking for something new and attractive that we can make.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous project!
Sue in Ohio

Alyce said...

fabulous! i love the technique :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

It looks really lovely, love the violets!

Kailash said...

Hi from Illinois, such a pretty technique. Amazing that this project was made using stamps. Love the versatility!!

Iris said...

Your mirror project is lovely. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for a chance to win such a generous prize package.

Penny said...

Saw this on the email, Rhea, and think it is a really cool idea! Love what you did with the mirrors--just beautiful! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Kristine Reynolds said...

Fabulous and amazing work as usual!

Emily Lauritzen said...

I love this project! We've been doing a lot of glass etching lately, but I never though to stamp an image and etch around it. Very fun!
<3 Emily L.

Jean Bullock said...

The mirror turned out great. Thanks for the tutorial. California.

Angelica Chambers said...

You always amaze me with your projects! I would have never thought of diecutting contact paper to make that gorgeous scalloped frame! Heating the organza ribbon to ruffle it, adding an extra edge of etching around the fame and the bling to the corners... Perfection! Thanks!
-Angel from Arkansas

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

this is such an inspiring project
matching etching of the sides..
The addition of the organza ribbon finishes it up :-)

Verna Angerhofer said...

I always liked the look of etched glass. Your mirror creation is gorgeous!

NWFlamingo said...

Who knew indeed! Never thought about using stamps with etching cream. I bought an itty bitty bottle years ago and I'm sure it is still there somewhere as I never used it. This would be fun to try.

Tenia Nelson said...

WOW, girl!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! That is all.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous project! The addition of bling and ribbon is the perfect touch. TFS

jengd said...

I really like that you left a mirrored frame around the etched center- lovely!!

Stampendous said...

This is so pretty, Rhea! Love the way you've alternated the etched and non etched areas for such a great layered look! Great job! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Denny Serra said...

Beautiful work! I love using stamps and EP to get a detailed picture with the etching cream. I wonder if it would work on something like slate tiles... Hmmmm.
Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.
Denny in California

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

What a beautiful project! I have not used etching cream, but I have recieved gifts done with it and love the end results. Thanks for a chance to win these great crafting products. Love that lily stamp too!

Cindy said...

Mt friend recommended I check out your blog and I'm so glad I did. Way cool stuff!

Janis said...

What a lovely effect. So pretty!!

Janis from Idaho in the USA

Colleen Holmes said...

Girl you are amazing! Wish I had half of your talent and imagination! Beautiful and thank you for the tutorial!

jean duchesneau said...

I have never tried this technique before. I'm gonna give it a try :) thanks!