Friday, August 29, 2014

Etching with etchall®

Hi Crafty Friends!

Recently I was invited to try glass etching with etchall®.  It was a technique and a product that I had never tried and I was a bit skeptical.  I like to try new things, but my preference is quick and easy with great results.  I imagined glass etching as messy, smelly and requiring hazmat gear and lots of ventilation!  But, I was pleasantly surprised - actually more than pleasantly surprised - I am a fan now and looking through all my supplies and household items for pieces to etch! 

Here was my process:

First of all they included a hummingbird stencil and mirror tile in the sample kit with the etchall® etching creme.  I did that first and it turned out great!
The double edges you see on this image are the result of reflection.  The actual edges of the stenciled image are very sharp.

Next, I found a vase and a stencil from supplies I had. 


I stuck that onto the vase and masked the rest of the vase so it wouldn't come in contact with the etching creme.
Then, I added a layer of the etchall® etching creme.
I let that work for 15 minutes, scraped the reusable creme back into the container, rinsed it off and dried it.  Then I removed the tape and the stencil.  Yes, you should wear gloves and protective clothing, but there was no smell involved.  It was so easy to use and I love the fact that it is reusable!

Here's the end result:
Not bad, huh?!  I feel so accomplished adding another technique to my crafty skills!  I can't wait to try it on the glass in a picture frame, wine glasses, jars, glass table tops, mirrors and dishes.  And, it works on glass beads, so I can use it to create that lovely finish that sea glass has. I know what I'm doing with the long weekend!

I hope you'll try this technique and product.  You can find the etchall® etching creme as well as their other products at

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. That is so pretty for your first, Terry. I think I did one little initial and the stencils were not like they are now. Makes me want to go buy it and make something this weekend. Nice to know it is no longer smelly :)