Glass etching is done with a cream that you buy in a bottle at the craft store (rather spendy, so use a coupon if you can!). It permanently etches the glass in a matter of minutes!
We had vinyl cut with the last names of people we wanted to give gifts to - and sayings to get etched on as well.
"Eat Me" - went to my silly sister in law.
"Bad Baby Pie" - to my movie loving cousin
"Made With Love" - went to my always-baking sister.
You get the idea.
Some we just did first or last names, for a more elegant look.
My mom also gave a set with last names as a wedding gift.
here to Nursery Rhymes and Sweet Times and here to Make it and Love it.
These are some in progress pictures:
|Vinyl pressed right onto the outside of the glass dish became like a stencil for the glass etching cream|
1) Make sure you clean the glass with window washing spray after you put the vinyl on. Fingerprints hinder the glass etch cream.
2) I would suggest putting the cream on even thicker than in this picture above! I had to re-do some after rinsing off the cream, because I could tell that it wasn't even, and some spots had not been etched nearly enough.
3) I dont think you can leave the cream on too long, so we left our cream on for half an hour or so.
4) If you are worried about getting the vinyl centered (like me), use a dry erase marker to make marks, measured from the edges of the dish you are working with. They will act as guides, and wash right off.
5) If you do a pie plate, have the vinyl cut in mirror image, so that you can etch onto the BOTTOM of the dish (keeping the actual pie crust off of it), but you can still read it when looking through the TOP of the dish.
As I said, this was a fun project, and everything looked GREAT when we were finished!
I definitely recommend that you go make some!!
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