Be a Stupendous Seaside Santa this Season with these Charming Coastal Christmas Creations! Put some Jolly in the Holidays for your favorite ocean enthusiast with this design. Whether it's on a soda bottle, like we made here, or a beer mug, this design is sure to make a splash! No family seahorse 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.
#21-1658 UNDER THE SEA.
#21-1692 NEON ALPHA.
#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. Place the word Season on the glass at an angle about ?ÉÔø??Ç¬º of the way up the piece, overlapping the edges of the stencils as you go. 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. Etching one at a time is the preferred method over extensive cutting.
4. Just above the words place the sea bottom banner from the under the sea sheet running at the same angle as the word. Above that, place the sleigh and reindeer stencil. Followed by the words 'Tis the. Remember, 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.
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. Cover the reindeer part of the sleigh stencil securely with masking tape. This is where seahorses will go later. You can use white school glue under the tape to help with adhesion if necessary. 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.
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. You may want to redraw centerline on the back of the project again. Continue curving the sea bottom border around the back of the piece and onto the front from where it ended. Place the sea horse stencil in front of the sleigh.
11. Repeat steps 5 through 9 to etch those design features onto the glass. Remember to cover all previously etched items securely with masking tape when you cover the rest of the piece.
12. Continue the sea bottom border around the glass until it reaches the end at the top of the glass. Place the next sea horse in front of the last one. Place it slightly higher than the last one and at an angle.
13. Repeat steps 5 through 9 to etch those design features onto the glass. Remember to cover all previously etched items securely with masking tape when you cover the rest of the piece.
14. Add the last sea horse to the front the other two in a new angle from the last. Add any other design elements you want at this time. We put a sea star at the top, an anchor next to the word SEAson and a part of the ocean bottom along the bottom of the piece.
15. Repeat steps 5 through 9 to etch those design features onto the glass. Remember to cover all previously etched items securely with masking tape when you cover the rest of the piece.
Article Posted: 11/03/2019 04:42:49 PM