Create this wild west 3D show stopper gift for Dad on Father's Day or his Birthday! The glass is etched on both sides for an enhanced effect to the design. Replace the word Dad with Mom and have a bronco buster gift for her! We used a solid glass block for this design but you can use any etchable glass piece you desire.
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#08- 9606 Brushes.
#08- 9999 Gloves.
#08- 9415 Masking tape.
Soft paper towels.
Optional:Tweezers, ruler and water soluble marker
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. You may want to mark the center-line of your item before you begin. With a ruler and a water-soluble marker (not a sharpie) draw the centerline on the back side of the item. This makes it easier to create your design in the location you want it on the project
3. Arrange the design elements on the front of the glass into their desired position. 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.
4. Remove the letters you want from the Reverse Mr. & Mrs. Sheet and place them in the center of the Sherriff Star. Tweezers are helpful with this. Press them down gently but firmly with a clean gloved finger.
5. Using a popsicle stick or other dull instrument, press the stencil down gently to prevent the cream from getting underneath during etching.
6. Cover all the glass around the stencils with masking tape, overlapping all edges. 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 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. Turn the glass over and wipe design area with glass cleaner. You may want to redraw centerline on the back of the project again. Looking through the glass at the design on the front, place the barbed wire stencil across the glass so it runs through the images on the front. Barbed wire lines will need to be etched one at a time.
11. Repeat steps 4 through 9 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass
Article Posted: 06/17/2019 09:04:14 AM