This is Pumpkin . . .
This is why her name is Pumpkin . . .
Well, not really, but she certainly grew into her name.
Pumpkin is currently recovering from an injury to the feline equivalent of your A.C.L. It breaks our hearts to watch her limp around the house. Fortunately, she has not lost her appetite or her stubbornness.
Today I thought I would share the water bowl that I made for Pumpkin a few weeks ago when I first tried etching cream.
Don’t be scared of glass etching because it really is as easy as it sounds. The hardest part was getting a decent photo!
- Glass etching cream (I used etchAll)
- Something to etch (I used a square, glass bowl from Walmart – chosen because it had an unmarked bottom, no brand name etc.)
- Stencil of your design (I used my Silhouette Cameo and Contact paper)
- Brush for applying cream
* Tip Alert * Surround the image to be cut with another shape (like my square above). This will allow you to remove the Contact paper, vinyl etc. from its backing while keeping the negative of your image intact. Size your shape to be approximately the same size as the area you are etching. This will also protect the glass that you are not etching.
4. Adhere your stencil to the surface to be etched. Burnish the edges so that the cream can’t seep under the stencil. If you are etching something that will hold food, remember to only stencil the outside of the container.
5. While wearing gloves, generously apply etching cream to the entire area being etched. Immediately wipe off any cream that is outside your stencil.
6. Wait at least 15 minutes. It it hard to see that something is happening, but it is. I left the cream on for over 20 minutes, just in case.
7. Return as much product to the bottle as possible. Rinse off any remaining residue.
Now, Pumpkin has a special water bowl parked right beside her favourite container. Soon that will have a pretty label, too.
I hope my tutorial encourages someone to try glass etching for the first time!
Thanks for visiting!