Yo Ho Ho! Santa Sleigh'n the style this season! Put more chill in your winter this holiday with our Santa Swagger design. We used a drinking glass here but it would headline the nice list on a set of dessert dishes or stemless wine glasses.
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#21-1689 COOKIES FOR SANTA.
#21-1668 EMOJI FACES.
#21-1607 UPPERCASE ALPHABET.
#21-1608 LOWERCASE ALPHABET.
#60-3870 16 oz. DRINKING GLASS.
#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. This design is easier if you cut the Santa stencil, if not, you will need to etch the top part of Santa's head and the entire hat as your first step. With a hobby knife, carefully cut the Santa head just below the eyebrows but above the nose, across to the hat and then down the beard to the bottom. If you are going to etch in pieces, this top piece is what you would do first and cover the rest of the stencil with masking tape.
4. Place the top of the Santa stencil with hat onto the glass about halfway down from the top. 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.
5. Take the sunglasses from the Emoji Faces and place under the eyebrows. Carefully center the rest of the face under the glasses, with the nose in the proper spot for glasses. Use a tweezer to hold stencil while working on placement. If stencils protrude into each other's design, you can trim with a scissor or etch them individually, one at a time. Etching one at a time is the preferred method over extensive cutting.
6. Using a popsicle stick or other dull instrument, press the stencil down gently but firmly to prevent the cream from getting underneath during etching.
7. 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.
8. 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)
9. Leave the cream on for 5 minutes
10. 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.
11. Wipe design area with glass cleaner. You may want to redraw centerline on the back of the project again. Using tweezer, curve the letters around the Santa head you just etched overlapping the edges as you go.
12. Repeat steps 6 through 10 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass. Be sure to cover all the previously etched design features thoroughly and securely with masking tape. Use a little white school glue to improve adhesion if necessary.
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 05:04:33 PM