Our Holiday Assortment Kits are a quick and crafty way to keep the Happy in your Holiday Season! Make these your Go-To for Fantastic stocking stuffers, secret Santa/ grab bag gifts, hostess presents, teacher & neighbor gifts or when you just need that special extra something. Don't forget the family! The holidays are all about being together, celebrating traditions and making beautiful memories. Making an ornament assortment kit together gives you all three! Recreate the designs pictured or make your own custom creation! The kit comes with 4 glass shapes but you can always order extras.
#06-0151 ORNAMENT ASSORTMENT A ETCH KIT.
#08- 9606 Brushes.
#08- 9999 Gloves.
#08- 9415 Masking tape.
Soft paper towels.
Optional:Tweezers, ruler, exacto knife and water soluble marker.
#29-2511 BELL SHAPE.
#29-2518 CIRCLE SHAPE.
#29-2508 TREE SHAPE.
#29-2514 STOCKING SHAPE.
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. The designs in this kit were made by making sections with lines on the glass and filling them with shapes and patterns from the stencil sheet. Turn your piece over and draw on the back the lines as you want them with a water soluble marker. When you have finished, turn the piece over again.
4. Make stripes or lines by using the border edge from the stencil carrier sheet. Cut at the corners and use lengths of the edge to make parallel lines on either side of the ones you drew on the glass. The space between the lines will determine the thickness of the line you make. 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. Etch the lines and stripes first before adding any other elements.
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. 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. Wipe design area with glass cleaner. Begin placing 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, you can trim with a scissor or etch them individually, one at a time.
11. Repeat steps 5 through 9 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 04:47:32 PM