I love the look of etched glass. Being able to do it myself, say what I want and without waiting for it to be completed by someone else, even better. This was my inspiration. Great tutorial.
Starting out with Armour etching cream (I got mine at Hobby Lobby), rubber gloves (the etching cream is a chemical and will burn you, so take precaution) and a stencil I created with my Cricut and vinyl or contact shelf liner which is what I used. When making your own stencil, remember you are using the negative part of the stencil. The insides are weeded out, leaving you space for the etching cream. Liberally apply the etching cream with a foam brush, careful not to get any cream onto areas you don’t want. You cannot wipe off any errors. It is recommended to tape off all portions of the glass you don’t want etched. Wait ten minutes and scrape off the excess cream back into the bottle using the sponge brush. Then take the glass to the sink (rubber gloves still on) and rinse off. Now for the fun part. Peel off the vinyl to reveal the lovely etching! I backed my frame with black to show off the etching then added a picture. Excuse the glare from other objects that are reflected in the glass. This was fun and I have another picture frame to do.
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