Today I'm etching a small glass table top with etchall® etching creme. I'm using one of the new stencils produced by etchall®, an ETCHNET™ re-usable stencil. This one is a beautiful and very ornate ornament design.
To start, I cleaned my glass table top a few times. I washed it with soap and water, then went over it again with rubbing alcohol. Then, I polished it with a coffee filter, which is recommended in the instructions. It leaves no lint unlike a paper towel or cloth.
Here's my set up:
Once it was cleaned, I applied the stencil. I applied masking tape around the edges and pressed all the air bubbles out with the etchall® squeegee. Then, I applied the etchall® etching creme very thickly with the edge of a plastic knife. Make sure the stencil area is covered completely. If you see the pink of the stencil showing through, add more creme. There's no reason not to apply it thickly, because it's re-usable and you're going to return most of it to the jar when it's done etching.
Let it sit for 15 minutes, scrape the creme back into the jar and rinse the stencil area thoroughly under running water. Remove the stencil and rinse the etched area completely. Then, rinse and dry the stencil. Throw away the masking tape and start over.
I etched four of the same designs around this table top using the same stencil. It showed no signs of wear.
Here's a close-up of one motif:
|Close-up of Etched design|
You can see how detailed the ETCHNET™ stencil is.
And, here's the etched table top:
|Etched Table Top|
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