Stack the deck with this gift for Dad on Father's Day. Tell him he doesn't need to be a Royal to be the King in your heart. Make one for Mom too with a Q for Queen and our Happy Mother's Day stencil for a gift set that Rules! We used a mug for this design but you can use any etchable glass piece you desire. Try tall beverage glasses or coffee mugs!
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#08- 9606 Brushes.
#08- 9999 Gloves.
#08- 9415 Masking tape.
Soft paper towels.
Optional:Tweezers, exacto knife, 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 centerline 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. Apply any lettering or word stencils first, overlapping the edges where they meet. 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 to prevent the cream from getting underneath during etching.
5. 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.
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 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. Arrange all other design elements into their desired location. You can use parts of a stencil design by covering over the unwanted design features with masking tape or by trimming the stencil with scissors. If stencils overlap into each other's design, etch them individually, one at a time.
10. For the K in King, the K stencil was trimmed around the edge of the letter with an exacto knife and placed into the center of the top card. The heart was placed in the corner of the card, overlapping the edge of the K. Heart and diamond shape were trimmed to fit in the corner card spaces. Tweezers are very helpful with placing those! The crown stencil was also trimmed around the bottom and side edges and placed over the top card corner.
11. Repeat steps 4 through 8 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass
Article Posted: 07/24/2019 11:44:46 AM