Make something old new or something new fun with this holiday design! Santa and reindeer share the spotlight in this interlacing dance of style. Upcycle something hiding in your cupboards or wrap it around our beautiful, wide circle vase.
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#21-1689 ONO COOKIES FOR SANTA Stencil Sheet.
#21-1628 ONO CHRISTMAS BORDER Stencil Sheet.
#21-1659 ONO HOLIDAY BAUBLES Stencil Sheet.
#30-2351 9 inch Round Vase.
#08- 9606 Brushes.
#08- 9999 Gloves.
#08- 9415 Masking tape.
Soft paper towels.
#85-2109 HOBBY KNIFE.Ruler and water soluble marker or china pencil.
1. Wash the item to be etched in hot, soapy dishwater and dry with a soft paper towel then wipe down design area with glass cleaner.
2. Turn the bowl upside-down over a piece of paper that completely covers the bottom. Trace the outside edge of the bowl onto the paper with a pen. Remove the paper and fold in half. Open the paper and fold it again in the opposite direction. You should now have 2 fold lines that divide the circle into 4 pieces.
3. Put the paper back under the upside-down bowl so the outer edge is on the circle line. With a water soluble marker or china pencil (not a sharpie) draw a mark on the glass where there is a fold line. Standing above the bowl looking directly down through it, draw a line on the glass along the fold line you see on the paper underneath connecting the opposite start marks you made. You should now have drawn 2 lines that divide the bowl into 4 equal quarters. This makes it easier to create your design in the location you want it on the project.
4. Turn the bowl right side up. Begin by placing the Santa stencil on opposite sides of one line in the middle between the top rim and bottom of the bowl. Avoid touching the sticky side of the stencil as oils from your hands can interfere with adhesion. Using a tweezer to hold stencil while deciding on placement location can help with this. Place the reindeer stencil similarly on the other line.
5. Using a popsicle stick or other dull instrument, press the stencil down gently but firmly to prevent the cream from getting underneath during etching.
6. Cover all the glass around the stencils with masking tape, overlapping all edges. Rub and press the tape down securely. Check for exposed spaces by turning the project over and holding up to the light.
Cover enough area so that none of the rinse water will touch any of the other glass while rinsing as even the small amount of etching cream in the water will permanently haze the glass.
7. Put on the rubber gloves. Load the brush with Armour Glass Etching cream. PAT the etch cream onto the stencils (do not brush it on). Apply a thick enough layer of cream to the exposed design area that you can no longer see through it. (View the directions HERE)
8. Leave the cream on for 5 minutes
9. Completely rinse off the etch cream under gently flowing temped water. Remove the stencils and masking tape and rinse again. Pat the stencils dry and return to the carrier sheet.
10. With a ruler or tape measure, mark the center between the reindeer stencils and the Santa stencils. Draw a line on these marks from the top of the glass to the bottom. Place one border stencil from the reindeer to the top of the centerline you just drew. Place another from the reindeer to the bottom of the centerline. Repeat this on the other side of the reindeer. Do the same on both sides of the Santas. Place a reindeer or a Santa sleigh in the center of each space in the border diamond. If stencils protrude into each other?¢?Ç¨Ôø?s design, you can trim with a scissor or etch them individually, one at a time. Etching one at a time is the preferred method over extensive cutting.
11. Repeat steps 5 through 9 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 04:33:46 PM