Be a Stupendous Seaside Santa this Season with these Charming Coastal Christmas Creations! Put some Jolly in the Holidays for your favorite marine mammal lover with this design. Whether it's on an ornament, like we made here, or a hurricane votive, this design is sure to make a splash! No family dolphin lover on Santa's Nice List? No problem! There are plenty more designs in the SEA ... son Collection. Ogle all our Ocean Oriented Originals and fish out your favorite!
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#21-1658UNDER THE SEA.
#21-1601 SMALL BLOCK LETTERS.
#60-3551 TEA/SOUP MUG.
#29-2533 80 mm CLEAR GLASS BALL.
#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 will be done in stages. Begin with the dolphin. Place the dolphin in the desired location on the glass. 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 wreath onto the glass so that it continues the circle from the dolphin's mouth to tail. Looking through the glass from the back can help with placement.
10. Choose between the sea star or the bow for the bottom of the wreath. Place the chosen stencil on top of the wreath stencil in the location you want it. Using a water soluble marker or a china pencil, trace the inside of the bow/ sea star stencil. Remove the bow / sea star stencil and place it back onto the carrier sheet.
11. Repeat steps 5 through 8 to etch the wreath. Be sure to securely cover all previously etched items AND the area you traced for the bow or sea star with masking tape. You can use white school glue under the tape to improve adhesion if necessary.
12. Place the bow or sea star into the blank space you made in the wreath for it. Remember, looking through the back of the item can help with placement.
13. If adding lettering, place them onto the glass now. Begin at the top middle and alternate placement left and right to keep it even on both sides, overlapping the edges as you go. If stencils protrude into each other's design, etch them individually, one at a time. Etching one at a time is the preferred method over extensive cutting.
14. Repeat steps 5 through 9 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 04:40:38 PM