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Glass Etching & Staining
What Is Glass Etching?Glass Etching: the process of treating areas ofglass to create a roughened, frosted glass design.Glass Etching Cream:contains adiluted acid that lightly eats awayat the surface of glass Example: Armour Etch® is common brand of glass etching cream
Etching Process1. Create your design using masking tape.2. Wash glass well in warm, soapy water and dry completely.3. Apply your masking tape design onto the plate.4. Use a popsicle stick to seal down every single edge of tape.
Etching Process5. Use a sponge brush to apply a thick layer of etching cream to the exposed glass portions of your plate. Let etching cream sit for 15 minutes.6. Rinse the cream thoroughly with warm water. Remove masking tape and throw away in the garbage can. Your etched design will be visible once glass is completely dry!
Rub ‘N Etch Kits• Apply etching stencil to clean glass with popsicle stick• Brush on etching cream• Let sit, then wash off cream and stencil with water
What Is Glass Staining?Glass Staining: creating a design using liquid leading, and then painting color onto glass creating a transparent effectGlass stain can be applied to anything glass: ornaments, suncatchers, glass bottles, windows, dishes, vases…
Liquid Leading Process1. Sketch the design you will be leading and staining onto your bowl.2. Wash bowl well in warm, soapy water. Rinse with warm water. Dry completely.3. Hold Liquid Leading bottle 1- inch above the surface of your bowl, and squeeze to create your design. Let dry overnight.
Staining Process4. To stain glass, dip brush desired color and drip stain onto segments of your bowl. Gently spread stain until it covers entire segment.5. Leave your glass bowl to dry for a few days to seal your design.