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.
- 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 Mirrors if you want to layer them. I found mine at the dollar store.
- CRP179 Violets or if you collect wood mounted stamps the product code is P179
- Embossing powder - using a detailed color will make it easier
- VersaMark embossing or pigment ink
- Contact Paper
- Masking Tape if you want to etch the bevels of the mirror or edges of a mirror
- Die shape
- 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.
- Place the frame on the glass. Make sure all bubble are out :)
- Clean the area you are about to emboss with window cleaner or rubbing alcohol.
- Stamp and emboss image
- 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.
- Wait about a minute. Rinse with warm water simultaniously washing away all the embossing powder.
- Let air dry
Here is a link to the online instructions including a video
Once your image is dry
- 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 :)
- Repeat the process for etching the edges of the mirrors
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:
A 10 oz jar of Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream:
A variety of stencils for Glass Etching:
DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENT SO YOU CAN HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN!!!!
Tomorrow is the big blog hop and I will have another drawing too!