Hello, Lakeside Stampers and Crafters!
In my Friday Night Gift Making Class we had a great time, if I do say so myself, making gifts to give for Christmas. One gift we made was an etched glass plate which can be used for cookies and such. The class had the option of what kind of a design they wanted to etch on their plates. I’ll post dome photos of these in another post. Today’s post I choose to show you how to etch a glass jar which can be used for candy or hot chocolate mix. These jars can be hand-washed and should stay very nice for many years to come, because, the glass is actually etched.
First, you need to hand punch an image from a Stampin’ Up! with the opening, peel and stick it onto the glass. It’s quite sticky so try to place it where it’s going to stay. Along the edges pat down making sure it’s stuck well.
Now, while I’m an all exclusive Stampin’ Up! blog, I do have to send you to your local craft store to purchase etching cream. All the crafts stores carry it. Once you have it you’ll want to work by an opened window and sink.
Sponge or brush on the cream on the inside opening of the cutout image. Take care not to pull up any of the Adhesive Sheet or cream will get underneath the design and your image will not look like your image at all. I know becasue when I first did this, while my snowflake looked like a snowflake, some of the detail was lost. I use a wooden chop-stick to apply the cream and I pat it on rather then sponge or brush it.
When the cream has been on for about 5 minutes, put on a pair of gloves, rinse off the cream and peel off the Adhesive Sheet. The image won’t show up as much when the glass is wet so don’t fret. Once dried your image will be beautifully etched in the glass. I do have to warn you this is addicting and you’ll want to etch more and more. I know I do.