Glass etching takes trial and error when learning all the different techniques that comes with glass etching. Whether you're making a lot of mistakes or having a hard time learning how to etch, we have tips, detailed instructions, and videos to help you achieve your desired outcomes. Ideally, you want a crisp, frosted etched design on your glassware, with no excess etch around or underneath the stencils. You also don’t want any blotchy regions and you ideally want correct positioning (symmetrical or centered) on glass. If your glass etching isn’t coming out all, then your glass may have a coating on it that prevents our cream to form the chemical reaction that forms etching.
These are general problems that our customers run into and are easy to either cover up, or learn a correct techniques for; so that you can prevent this mistakes from happening. Below, we linked some articles that include all of the information that you will need for successful etching.
But, above all, the number one tip we can provide is to practice—and practice some more. Before considering etching an expensive vase, perhaps you should practice on some scrap glass. You could use an old wine glass, or you could purchase on from a dollar store. Practice cleaning the glass, positioning stencils, applying tape smoothly around curved glass, applying etching cream and removing it correctly.
We like to tell people to play with your garbage! What we mean is, always practice on glass from the recycle bin first! Everyone has some, so why not use it for target practice! If you have never etched before or never have done a particular technique before, a used bottle or jar is a perfect candidate to experiment on. Who knows, maybe it will come out so good, you will want to keep it and use it for storing stuff in!
To sum everything up, practice your techniques and skills on cheap or scrap glass. Practice positing stencils, cleaning the glass, applying a thick enough coat of etching cream, applying masking tape, and rising off etching cream.
Below, we linked some articles that have instructions that can help.
Article Posted: 01/18/2022 10:26:44 PM