Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Celebrate any special occasion with an Etched Wine Glass!

An etched wine glass makes a great gift for any occasion! 

It is SO easy to make.  All you need is a die cut of your choice and etchall Etching Creme!



You will need:
etchall Etching Creme
etchall Applicator Spatula
#656370 Vine Die cut (Sizzix) or other die cut of your choice
Big Shot (Sizzix) or die cut machine of your choice
Contact paper
Cellophane scrap or other nonstick backing sheet

Also have ready:
Bowl of clean water
Non-latex gloves
Paper towels or other clean towel



Here's how:

1. Clean your wine glass with dishwashing liquid; rinse and dry. If you want to be extra careful, also clean again with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol right before beginning the project.

2. Cut a 5 1/2" x 6" piece of contact paper and a cellophane scrap (or other backing sheet in the size to fit your die).  Place the cellophane (or other backing sheet) on the adhesive side of the contact paper scrap. Run this contact paper/backing sheet through the die cut machine. You will essentially be creating both a die cut shape AND a stencil shape.




3. Separate the die cut from the "stencil portion.
   NOTE: Set the stencil portion aside and save for another project that will appear on my blog in the near future. 



Remove the backing sheet from the die cut vine. If desired, put the gloves on to reduce transferring oil from your fingers onto the glass. Carefully place the vine die cut shape on the outside of the wine glass and wrap it around the glass.





Using the applicator spatula, burnish the vine so it is well stuck to the glass surface.


Using the applicator spatula, generously apply etchall Etching Creme over the ENTIRE surface of the glass, making sure to not get any creme on the stem or base.



Set a timer for 15 minutes.  When the time is up, gently scrape off the etchall Etching Creme from the tile and place it back into the bottle.  It is resuable!

Submerge the wine glass in the water to gently rinse any remaining etchall Etching Creme from the wine glass. 





Carefully remove the stencil (which you can use again for a second wine glass or additional project).

Note that the vine appears clear and the wine glass looks frosted from being etched!  How elegant is this?!




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Stamped and Etched Slate Magnet with etchall Etching Creme!

Etching a slate tile can be as easy as stamping, heat embossing and applying etchall Etching Creme!

Create a beautiful grunge etched butterfly magnet using a 2" slate tile and this pretty butterfly rubber stamp!



You will need:
etchall Etching Creme
etchall Applicator Spatula
1 slate tile
C7782 Butterfly 3 (Impression Obsession)
Top Boss clear embossing ink (Clearsnap)
Clear Embossing powder
Heat tool

Also have ready:
Bowl of clean water
Non-latex gloves
Paper Towels or other clean towel



Here's how:

1. Clean your slate tile with dishwashing liquid; rinse and dry. 
2. Stamp your butterfly on the tile. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the stamped image; tap off excess. 


3. Heat with a heat gun. 
    NOTE: Be patient.  It takes longer for the embossing powder to melt on this surface.



4. Using the applicator spatula, generously apply etchall Etching Creme over the top of the slate tile.



5. Set a timer for 15 minutes. When the time is up, gently scrape off the etchall Etching Creme from the tile and place it back into the bottle.  It is reusable!



6. Put the gloves on and submerge in the water to gently rinse any remaining etchall Etching Creme remaining on the tile. NOTE how the tile color is now grey instead of black!  That is because the etchall Etching Creme etched the slate!

7. Remove the gloves and gently scrape the embossed outline off the slate tile.  The butterfly image will remain because it was not etched!  How cool is this??!!



8. Attach a magnetic backing to your tile and use as a magnet!  OR...attach a jewelry finding to crate a pin....use as part of a mixed media project...or create several different tiles. Let your imagination fly!