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 double sided dimensional design. Whether it's on a coaster, like we made here, or a wine glass this layered design is sure to make a splash! No sting ray lovers 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.
#21-1681 HOLIDAY ASSORTMENT.
#21-1685 SEA CREATURES.
#21-1645 REVERSE MR & MRS.
#60-3909 SQUARE COASTER SET.
#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 both sides with glass cleaner.
2. Place the empty banner at the top and bottom of 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.
3. 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.
4. Turn the glass over so the bottom feet are now facing up. Place the holly stencil in random locations on the back of the glass careful not to go over the banner on the other side. If you do not have enough of a particular stencil, etch that element into the desired locations one at a time.
5. Place sting ray stencils in random locations over the top careful not to intrude into the banner with words. Covering some of the holly leaves on the back is fine. If you want to have part of the rays hanging onto the edge, 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, you can trim the stencil with scissors 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. 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, you can trim the stencil with scissors or etch them individually, one at a time. Etching one at a time is the preferred method over extensive cutting.
12. Repeat steps 6 through 9 until all desired design elements have been etched onto the glass.
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 04:40:55 PM