Rustle up some bronco country attitude with this upcycle! Use this design to get any flask shaped bottle back in the style saddle! Great for groomsmen gifts or birthday gift for your favorite cowpoke.
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#21-1633ONO stencil sheet WESTERN.
#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. You may want to mark the centerline of your item before you begin. With a ruler and a water soluble marker or china pencil (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. Remove the barbed wire stencil from the sheet and place across the glass from corner to opposite corner to make the first line in the barbed wire x. 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. Using a popsicle stick or other dull instrument, press the stencil down gently but firmly to prevent the cream from getting underneath during etching.
5. 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.
6. 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)
7. Leave the cream on for 5 minutes
8. 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.
9. Wipe design area with glass cleaner. You may want to redraw centerline on the back of the project again. Place the barbed wire stencil across the glass from corner to corner in the opposite direction from the last time. This line of wire will complete the x design. Repeat steps 4 through 8 to etch this new line onto the glass.
10. Arrange any 4 western stencils into the spaces around the barbed wire x you just made on the glass. It is fine if the stencil edges cover the barbed wire. You don?¢?Ç¨Ôø?t want that exposed anyway. However, if stencil edges protrude into the design area of other stencils you can trim the stencils with scissors or etch them individually, one at a time. Etching one at a time is the preferred method over extensive cutting.
11. Follow steps 4 through 8 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 04:44:03 PM