Sunday, January 11, 2015

15 Glass Etching Projects

Glass etching is one of my favorite projects with my Silhouette Cameo because the results look so wonderful!  It looks like a difficult technique to master, but it's so easy with my die cutter and some etching cream.  A few years ago, before I started blogging, I etched my first project.  I made my dad a set of etched beer mugs   I took photos of it for some reason or another, but I didn't get photos of the finished project.  D'oh!  Hindsight, right?  I'll take my camera to my dads and get a photo some time.
I used my Cameo to make stencils and used Armor Etch  to chemically etch the glass.  What I love about this process is that it's very inexpensive.  For $15, I've etched more than 10 pieces, and I have most of the bottle left.  One tip to save money is to put the etching cream back in the bottle when you are done.  Yes, you can reuse it!  

Looking for more inspiration?  Hometalk recently asked me to curate a clipboard with 15 glass etching projects.  

As you can see, glass etching can be used for so many different projects!  Ornaments, candle  holders, soap holders, and even a lamp!  Want to see how they are done?  Click on over to Hometalk and click on the project for directions and tips.

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Have you ever tried to etch glass?