First I bought a plain glass cookie jar from a discount store, but you can use any glass that you might already have. I have done glass etching before and this is what I wanted to etch onto my cookie jar this time. I first made the design that I wanted on my "Cricut". In case your not familiar with a cricut, it is not a pesky bug, but a cutting machine. On the matt I laid down my vinyl to be cut out. This time I wanted the letters left clear and around them etched or frosted.
The black is the vinyl cut into my stencil. I also cut another stencil for the outside boarder to look like a "wanted" sign.
To get my letters onto the glass I used "transfer tape" and rubbed it over the letters to pick them up and then put them onto the jar where I wanted them, making sure it was level and centered top to bottom. Make sure that all the edges of the vinyl are down really, really good because anywhere the etching cream gets on will get etched....trust me I know this from experience. To help I make the vinyl a little larger around the edge so that I have extra room in case the cream goes over.
This is what I used for etching. I bought it at our local Hobby Lobby Store...
AKA my home away from home (Love that store, I should have stock in it.) It is not cheap, for the larger bottle it is around $18-$20, (use a coupon).
Next take a disposable brush and apply the cream all over the glass that is to be etched, being careful not to get it where you don't want it. I put mine on thick and leave it on longer than the instructions say to. It says 5 minutes, but I leave mine on 15-20 minutes.
Next I clean off the excess and because I'm a tight, I put it back in the bottle and re-use it.
Then just rinse off the excess. Be very careful with this stuff, remember it "eats" off glass. Now the fun part, taking off the vinyl and seeing what it looks like.
Sorry, your going to have to wait until my next post and I will show you this project and several other ideas on how to use this.
Thanks for visiting my frosted part of the world,