Monday, September 10, 2012

Etched Glass Gift

Everyone loves getting those special gifts that someone made just for you!

 You know that the giver spent time thinking about you during the creative process, and these gifts, while often less expensive than their store bought brethren, are cherished forever by the recipients. Given pride of place on fireplace mantels and bedroom dressers, used frequently with love, each time this gift is enjoyed the recipient stops to think of the giver. 

 Each day this week the Stampendous Design Team ladies will bring you some clever and creative ideas for making some of your own gifts this year. We hope we inspire and delight you with these ideas. And on Saturday, the whole gang will be back with more inspiration and creativity. 

Today I wanted to share an etched glass candle holder I made with Dragonfly Vine.


Here are some basic instructions to create your own etched glass project.
Use Spellbinders die to create a frame out of contact paper or mask paper. 

Apply mask to glass container so that opening is centered as desired. Open area will become etched, be sure to smooth down edges completely so etching liquid can't leak under sides.

Stamp dragonfly image onto glass with Boss Gloss Embossing Ink.
Sprinkle embossing powder onto stamped image and shake excess powder into the jar. Use a small brush if needed to remove excess powder.
Carefully heat image until the embossing powder melts (use caution as the glass gets hot!).


Use sponge to apply Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream across the image within the frame of the contact paper and set aside for 5-7 minutes. 
 
Try to apply cream as thickly and evenly as possible. 

Thoroughly rinse away the Armour Etch using a sponge to wash it away and scrape the embossing powder off the glass.
Remove contact paper.

Whala!  You are left with this beautiful etching!


  • You can use any color embossing powder on this project as you will scrape it away in the final step.
  • Use care when using Armour Etch as it is extremely caustic.
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  • And of course there will be prizes!! 
    Be sure to visit the blogs we list each day and comment on each one! We'll be drawing for some of our favorite stamps for gift giving!

    Kristine
     

31 comments:

Scrappychick said...

This is so cool and the glass turned out beautifully!

Nancee said...

This looks good with just the embossing on it also. Cool idea.

Lee said...

Wow - the etching is beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a beautiful glass! I am just curious where do you dispose of the caustic material? I always hesitate to use products like that because I have no idea what to do for clean-up.

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! What a neat idea!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beauful project. I've done some etching like this before, but never would have thought to use the embossing like that. Very pretty! Thanks.

Chris Patterson said...

Love this etching thank you for the instructions...could I ask..is it very difficult to not scratch the glass when you scrape off the embossing powder?

joy said...

:You did such a good job with this project! I don't know if I am patient enough to try this, but I sure do like your results!

Stampendous said...

Love this! Great Tutorial as well. Thanks, Kristine, for sharing this easy, fun, gift idea!

vivian said...

very cool idea! thanks for sharing!
vivian

Reba said...

Awesome! I can see this as a possibility for certain people on my Christmas list!

craftymom205 said...

Cool technique. Great project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what a gorgeous glass project. THank you for all the detailed steps and pictures.

Iris said...

Awesome project. I've never tried stamping on glass; looks like a fun technique. Iris

Greta said...

I've never heard of that product. Your creation is beautiful!

Carol said...

Wow! What an amazing project, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Tami B. said...

I love etching but I've never tried anything like this before. Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna give it a try.

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! I really like this idea and need to try this! Super project!!
Beverly Jordan
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

Sherry Butcher said...

Great project and I never heard of doing it this way. TFS.

sharon g said...

wow, that is just beautiful. i have never seen such a thing.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so awesome!!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow now this was fast and make for a great gift. TFS AJ-

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I have made this before a long time ago. I like how you used the die to make the mask.

Joan V said...

Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Melinda Gleissner said...

I have always wanted to try this. Your detailed post has inspired me. I love how your etching turned out.It's fabulous.

Lillian Child said...

WOW ... really GREAT tutorial. Makes me think even I might be able to make something as lovely!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Great technique. I love etching. Tfs

Julie said...

The finished result looks really good but you have to be very careful with the etching paste as it is quite toxic. It is not recommended that you wash off the product into a sink or drain hole. It is now unavailable here in my city Perth, Western Australia.

Darcy said...

Thats sooooo cool. The possibilities are endless. Think of personalizing them with an embossing pen! Im gonna try it on a glass candle :)

Shaiha said...

That candle holder is just incredible.