Do you have a running list of projects that you want to try…just because? Maybe because it looks interesting, or fun, or challenging…or maybe you’re just curious.
Of course you do! You’re a DIYer…a crafter…a dreamer…a creator!!
One of the things on my very, VERY long list is glass etching. So a couple of weeks ago at Bed, Bath & Beyond, I picked up a very inexpensive olive oil bottle with a spout for $4.99. I had been wanting a bottle just like this for dish soap.
I liked it, but I wanted to add a little pizzazz to it. So I went to Michael’s and picked up some of these little sticker letters in the scrapbook aisle…
…and under the watchful eye of my faithful assistant…
…I applied the letters down the middle of one side, and then used painters tape to tape off a rectangular area around the letters.
Then I used Armour Etch glass etching cream…
…and brushed on a thick layer over the letters and up to the painters tape.
Then I let left it alone for five minutes, like the directions said…
…and then I washed it off thoroughly.
I could tell that the glass looked a little cloudy, so I was anxious to remove the letters and the tape.
But when I did, the etching seemed very faint. I could only make out the letters at a certain angle under the light. I was a bit disappointed.
Ssoooooo…I taped it up again, and repeated the process.
More etching cream…another five minutes…
…and another rinse.
Definitely better…but I still wish it showed up more. Hmmm…third time’s a charm? I dunno.
Perhaps I should just mark “glass etching” off of my “want to try” list and move on.
So have you ever tried etching cream to etch a design onto glass? What were your results? Were you pleased with the outcome? Or were you like me…a bit disappointed?
Perhaps you have some pointers for me. If so, I’d love to hear them!!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.