Did you know that etchall® etching creme works on slate? Well, you do if you remember my post from last December when I created an etched slate heart. Yes, that was a while ago! Today I'm getting back to that batch of slate I bought, and I'm creating a set of slate coasters with etchall® etching creme. I really like the way etched slate looks and it's so easy to do!
Here are the coasters before etching:
I cut a piece of stencil material and ran it through the die cutter. Since there are three leaves on this die, I cut them apart.
|Applying the stencil|
Apply the etching creme and let it sit for 15 minutes. Gently scrape as much of the creme as you can and put it back in the bottle (it's reusable!). Then rinse thoroughly before removing the stencil and tape. Since the slate is rough, the stencil picks up pieces of it, so the stencil is not reusable.
|Adding etchall® etching creme|
Here are the finished coasters:
|Etched Leaf Coasters|
Tie them up with a piece of raffia or twine and add a tag. These make a great hostess gift - tuck them into a basket with a bottle of wine, a couple of (etched) wine glasses and some pretty napkins!
TerryPS Do you want to try etching with etchall®? Follow the bee on my sidebar to buy all your etchall® needs. (I get a small percentage if you order through my site, and as an etchall® ambassador, I receive payment for this post. All opinions are my own and I would not be a member of the team if I didn't like the product!)