Yesterday I introduced to you a nice glass painting project, so I thought it was perfect to follow that with this etched glass project from Rivky Koenig's Crafting Jewish. (Which one lucky winner will receive, don't forget to enter the giveaway!) I know some of you are waiting for some more kid's crafts projects to keep the little ones busy next week, don't worry they're coming starting tomorrow!
Wouldn't it be great to make a bunch of serving pieces using this technique? And while you're at it, how about some plates for decoration? You could do a series with words, like the family rules themes, or single words, or your kid's names, or just about anything! And etching on colored glass looks great too, so pick up some plates from your local thrift store and make some works of art! And once you've got the hang of this technique, you can even etch windows in your home, or glass cabinet doors! Thanks Rivky for this great project!
- A large round or square glass plate/platter
- contact paper, printer sticker paper, or die-cut sticker letters
- permanent marker
- disposable gloves
- etching cream, such as Armour Etch (I have seen this exact product in Israel at the hardware store)
- 1" wide foam paintbrush
- paper towels
- Assemble your design, using either pre-cut sticker letters and shapes you'll cut from contact paper, or make your own letters on the computer and print onto sticker paper.
- carefully cut out the letters and the design so that the edges are smooth, and arrange them on the front of the plate. When you are satisfied with the placement, peel off backing and rub the pieces onto your plate so that they are well adhered. Smooth out any air bubbles with your fingers.
- Put on disposable gloves, and following instructions on the bottle of the etching cream, bush a thick coat of etching cream onto the entire surface of the plate, covering the letters and design completely. Let set for five minutes or according to the instructions for your etching product.
- While still wearing the gloves, wash the plate under running water to remove the etching cream, and peel off all the stickers. Make sure every trace of etching cream has been removed! And leave gloves on for washing of brush as well.
- Dry and enjoy! Note: Etched glass should be hand washed only.
For Your Safety: Follow all precautions on your bottle of etching cream, and always wear gloves and protect your clothing with an old shirt or apron. Be sure to work in a well ventilated area, outside is best, and please please be very sure to store the etching cream away from small children!