THE upcycle of the season! Reindeer Games will have everyone wanting to play just to get one of these! Turn any used glass bottle with a resealable cap into an official souvenir of seasonal sport! (We collected up cold coffee drink bottles.) Use all 8 reindeer names, family member names or make a blank and write in a name for a temporary user. Make a full set as a gift or as a seasonal family favorite you will use year after year. Make Reindeer Games bottles with the year on them as favors for special winter events! Don't want old logos on the caps? We have a super simple, ingenious fix for that! Check it out in the directions! Play On Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Bob, Annie, James, Mom, Dad, ....
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#21-1689 COOKIES FOR SANTA.
#21-1692 NEON ALPHA.
#21-1645 REVERSE MR & MRS.
#08- 9606 Brushes.
#08- 9999 Gloves.
#08- 9415 Masking tape.
Soft paper towels.
Optional:Tweezers, ruler, exacto knife, water soluble marker, and decent quality nail polish in any color.
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. Make sure the surface is completely free of adhesive or labels.
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, being mindful of the space requirements for the other design elements and overlapping the edges where the letter stencils 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. If stencils protrude into each other's design, you can trim with a scissor or etch them individually, one at a time.
4. Place the reindeer stencil in the middle of the glass so the centerline from the back of the glass is running between them. The two sides of the crest can be from 1 cut stencil placed on either side of the reindeer or you can etch them individually after etching the reindeer.
5. Place the banner aove the reindeer design or bellow, whichever the piece will allow space for. If using specific names, Remove the letters you want from the Reverse Mr. & Mrs. Sheet and place them in the center of the banner. Tweezers are helpful with this. Press them down gently but firmly with a clean gloved finger. If you want a blank space to write names in later, leave this space empty and etch it.
6. 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.
7. Using a popsicle stick or other dull instrument, press the stencils down gently but firmly to prevent the cream from getting underneath during etching.
8. 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.
9. 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)
10. Leave the cream on for 5 minutes
11. 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.
12. Wipe design area with glass cleaner. You may want to redraw centerline on the back of the project again. Arrange any remaining design elements into their desired location. Remember, 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 protrude into each other's design, etch them individually, one at a time.
13. Repeat steps 7 through 11 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass
14 To cover the logo or any other mark on the caps, take any decent quality nail polish and paint over the logo area. Paint in thin layers and allow to dry completely before painting on another layer. Continue until any undesired mark is completely covered. Caps can be hand washed. Dishwasher will cause discoloration.
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 05:01:25 PM