Ah to be Haunted or Haunting, the eternal question – or be both! With this shot glass etched on two sides 🙂
Check out the video or read below for the how-to!
🖌 Popsicle Sticks- Artlicious – 1000 Natural Wooden Popsicle Sticks: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071L59Q7J/
🖌 Gloves – CURAD Latex Exam Gloves: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CPPIIDS/
🖌 2 oz. Shot Glasses – JoyJolt 6-Pack Heavy Base Shot Glass Set: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011TCHU50/
🖌 Etching Cream – Armour Etch Etching Cream: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BE3UM4/
🖌 Removable Vinyl – Expressions Vinyl Series 31: https://expressionsvinyl.com/expressions-vinyl-series-31-12×12-removable-vinyl-sheet/
🖌 Transfer Paper – Best Crafts Transfer Paper with Grid: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017Y20RI6/
🖌 Masking Tape – Scotch Home and Office Masking Tape: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00347A8FS/
Glass etching with etching cream is a fairly easy process. However – be careful not to get the etching cream on your skin! If you use gloves there will be no worries 🙂 and if you do get any on your skin – wash it off RIGHT AWAY. Water stops the etching process. Be sure to read the advisements on the cream before use. Keep this one safety tip in mind and you’re set to go.
First! You will need your design 🙂 I’ve created a cute Halloween-y design using the Silhouette Design Studio and cut it out using the Silhouette machine.
Other options for your design if you do not have a Silhouette or Cricut machine include using stickers and creating a tape border to etch an area around the sticker – remember whatever area is blocked out on your glass will not etch. Cutting out your own design with an x-acto knife on sticker paper.
Preparing your glass: using a glass cleaner clean your glass off of all fingerprints! Make sure not to touch the area you will be etching with your fingers again (unless gloved).
Once you have your glass and your design ready cut out a piece of transfer paper that is around the same size or slightly larger than your design. Place it over your design.
Now you can remove the backing from your sticker paper/removable vinyl as the front is stuck to the transfer paper.
To make sure you don’t get etching cream outside the design use some masking tape to tape off as much of the glass as you feel is safe.
Visually position your design in front of the glass and press it down real good! I like to work from the inside out on larger pieces. Once pressed down peel off the transfer tape and carefully push out any remaining air bubbles.
Put on your gloves! (if you haven’t already) Now it’s time to open the etching cream! Open it up and give it a little swirl with your popsicle stick.
With some etching cream on the end of your stick apply a good layer on the open parts of the sticker/vinyl where you want the etching to appear.
Make sure to get a nice even-ish (I say even-ish because it’s hard to get it 100% even – but just make sure all is covered!) layer where you want to etch, try not to get too much outside the edges, if there’s a good seal it is ok – but the less that is outside the etching area the less chance of the glass getting etched elsewhere!
Set your timer for five minutes. At the halfway mark swirl around your cream to make sure that if there are any large crystal chunks they get moved around.
After your timer goes off rinse off the etching cream with water and remove the tape and sticker/vinyl!
Now give your glass a good wash and it’s all done 🙂
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