I’ve also done the mirror in the bathroom (which has a nautical theme) with a lighthouse and seagulls, and a small round mirror on the wall with seashells. each etching is individual and personal and can glam up just about anything for pennies. Just length, width and height. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. It didn’t work. Which cartridge is that from? Great post! This would look real cool on your shower glass! Glass etching with acid is a process by which a resist is applied to glass before it is dipped into hydrofluoric acid. Or is there another way to import designs? (The red side that you see below is the sticky side.). LOVE the glass etching! I'm assuming you used your cricut, how did you get it to cut only the top layer of your vinyl? Did you use a cricut machine? They are those large, builders mirrors and we don't want to hassle with taking them down. I did an Angry Birds theme bday all from the Pazzle a true one of a kind. I need to buy a new trifle dish, but was wondering if I would ever use it. It's been a long time since I've done this, thanks for reminding me. :). You can mask off the area below and around with masking tape, to protect the area you do not want etched. I was wondering where you found the stencile with the bird on the branch?? Love the pyrex dishes and I will certainly be doing this one day! Why is it needed? You can find the Cameo online easily and also at some Micheals stores. Nelda, The best machine ladies is the Pazzle hands down!!! If you have a computer & printer, you can center your text & choose a font large enough to be cut out & used as a stencil. This is so pretty! You are so talented! did you use a stencil for the letters? The instructions on the Armour Etch actually says it does not work on “some Pyrex.” I was disappointed it wouldn’t work on my bakeware. Another great place for vinyl lettering is https://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1276554709/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&bbn=1055398&rh=n%3A1055398%2Cn%3A!1063498%2Cp_4%3AWall%20Sayings%20Vinyl%20Lettering&page=1 They have great prices! I just posted a picture of a $2 mirror made into an awesome award. So you cannot rub or wash the etching off. Anyone have any ideas why mine didn’t work? Step 2. We received several dishes with the wrong initial in them, because people made assumptions on what our last name would be and guessed wrong. Maybe instead of their name you could do a sweet design . Wait an additional five minutes for it to finish cooking inside the tinfoil. I can't say enough about it. That's what I have done and it still has worked great for me. Where did you get it? i want to knw were i get the good quality etching for the flat glass (the sheet tht is 8*4) Milly’s reply: I wouldn’t recommend making etching paste, it’s too dangerous. I love my Cricut! Anyone have tips as to why? Thanks. Love, love, love the trifle dish! Read the label on the etching cream to learn about any special instructions or precautions that you need to take with your brand of etching cream. My last name is McGill. Once the etch is done, scrape it off with a wooden stick (I use wooden coffee shop stirrers) and put it back in the bottle. The etching will build up slowly over time and may first appear to be an iridescent color such as blue, brown, pink or purple, according to the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension website. For tips on how to etch glass by hand, keep reading! Jenine- I saw your problem and thought I would add my 2 cents. is there a machine that you can just google an image and cut it instead of buying cartridges or paying for files or software’s? LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can you only import designs with the Cameo? How long do you think your bottle of etching cream will last? You can try doing this with epoxy resin, though the result will probably not be crystal clear, and will not etch like glass. My mom makes these all the time and I use them constantly. I've always wondered how to do this. We have included a video tutorial from Kitty and Jennifer, the O’Neil Sisters. I saw this on Martha Stewart and you beyond showed her up!!! Then I peeled back the … It's best to work from one end of the image to the other. I love the pattern that you used. And then you really wowed my by simply suggesting to give it as a wedding gift. I stink at crafts, but since the etching cream does the work for you, I think I could do this! PAZZLE BABY PAZZLEEEE! Vinyl is resistant to many solvents, including most acids, so it is a great choice for a masking material. Etching by hand is best used on smaller pieces of glassware rather than larger pieces of glass, like a window. Even sand blasting is dangerous because of the glass dust it creates. Then I noticed on the front bottom of myArmour Etch bottle It says it won’t etch some types of pyrex. I have done this on small stand up mirrors, it really gives the etching a 3-D appearance. Put your printed sheet on top of contact paper (adhesive side down) cut out the letters out of the contact paper. Remember, this IS permanent, so if you do something like the bathroom mirror…….. References. They work great and I tale them to work and use them there also. I have been doing etching for a couple of years now and love it! Great gift for men. there was a small triangullar window that was super dark. I have the small bottle and have used it on several more projects than the ones shown here. Then apply a layer of your etching cream on the exposed glass. we did this a little while ago – here's some of our finished projects- thanks for the tutorial! You can find us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/profitablepromos or email me at: Trina@profitablepromos.com. I will try to add some pictures to the "you made it" section! If so what cartridge for the bird and limb? :) Another idea might be to use this technique on canning jars for yourself or for personalized gifts of salsa, jam, etc… :). I use my Cricut machine to make whatever letters or pics I want. It's VERY toxic – both to use and to dispose of. Follow the instructions on the bottle and allow the cream to sit and rough up the glass surface. thanks for sharing it :) so creative! And if you handle it carefully they are reusable. If you are cutting through the vinyl and the backing paper your pressure is too high. This film can show up on any glassware, regardless of the cost. there are lots of images that can be cut using the cricut expresssion. The cream is reusable. (The triffle bowl, too!) Press down firmly, then pull off the transfer paper/contact paper. you can go to youtube and find easy to follow videos. when my dad married my stepmonster he bought her a buick regal. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/everything-you-need-to-etch-glass, https://www.dremel.com/documents/20812/954251/Dremel_speedchart.jpg/6e24aaaa-0903-1c86-6561-bf3126bf3ce0?t=1512581748338, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Now that you can dress up the glass in your home, you might enjoy these projects and show off your new skills! thanks I have tons of pyrex too. hope that answers your question. Thank you for the great ideas! Looks like others are doing it on Pyrex Guess I’ll give it a shot. Just design it on your computer and cut it on the Cricut! Thanks for sharing.Take care and God Bless!!! Then, cut out your design from the contact paper and stick it onto the glass surface. You do NOT need to gob it one. You can etch on most types of glass, except some glass Pyrex bakeware that has been tempered for high heat (this is according to the etching cream company). Hello, I saw your post that you will make adhesive stencils for etching . i am blessed to have a son who is a great artist do all my etching and blueprints. The removal of minute amounts of glass causes the characteristic rough surface and transluce… Likewise, if it has a coating or something added to the glass to reduce scratching, it may also keep the etching cream for working. wikiHow's. Or could you do it on mirrors??????? i etched rosemarie and a rose in the right side bottom and side of the window. You can cover it in etching cream to obliterate the writing, and then use epoxy or paint to put a new design on it, if you wish. I have got to try that out! I realize this is an old post, but I was thinking about the problems this could cause, too. I did an etching project in an art class – we used cheap shelf liner (he called it contact paper, so whatever term works best for you) and it worked pretty well. I have been hearing a lot about a bag that you could make to mocrowave potatoes in and they turn out just as good as in the oven! My email is Aubreyjo at live dot com. We are making these for our ladies church group activity next month! I am in love with this! If it starts to run down the side you could end up with spots or streaks outside the patterned area. I love this! have you ever heard of a Microwave Potato Bag? . What’s also fun is working w/ mirrors! This is amazing, I can’t wait to try etching some of my own glass projects. Look for or draw an image that isn’t overly complex if you’re just starting off. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published, This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You can see some of my creations here:https://toileinthefamily.blogspot.com/2010/05/s-is-for-spray-paint.html, But…I am totally in love with the idea of putting your name on a dish. Finally, remove the piece of contact paper to reveal your design etched into the glass. Learn more... Etching glass can result in beautiful and eye-catching results. Usually, rotary tools will have power settings that range from 1-10. I love the bird and branch stencil. Which machine do you have? I have a heavy glass piece that was an etched award that was not needed. I love this idea….especially for the glass dishes….it would be a cool wedding/bridal shower gift! I have tried this, and my images are much more faint than what I see on the web page. I don't understand its function. The little birdie is so cute and now I want to go out and get a trifle bowl just so I can make one like it. I was just thinking about doing this on our mirrors in the master bathroom. That is realy neat I had no clue how to do that! Glass Etched Glasses: For Christmas this year, I am etching different beverage glasses for my family. The frosted areas become noticeable with an elegant and unique white appearance. ~Sam. I'm just now starting to play with my cricut, and have a lot to learn. Higher RPMs might crack or damage the glass. I did this "way back" in high school but recently purchased some glass mugs and wanted to do the glass etching on the to give as a set and since it has been a quarter of a century I am really thrilled to have found your site and the step by step instructions. This means you don’t need to be shy with the cream, ensuring a good etch. I am making the pyrex, a recipe book, and the cute hand towels you added fabric to for a house warming gift for some friends, and a wedding gift for some other friends. It is best to use a permanent vinyl stencil for your glass etching. What glass dishes work best? Using this shows you what that machine is capable of doing. I did this many years ago to the glasses used for my wedding, instead of hiring glasses, I bought cheap glasses and etched guest name on one side and our names and date on the other. Flatten the edges out as much as you can if you’re etching on a rounded piece of glass. Let sit for at least 3 minutes. No one needs 15 pyrex dishes when they're first married. I have done a little research on cutting machines and there is a website that reviews and compares them…I don’t really know anything about them but I do know that there are images I’ve found on google images that I wanted to cut out and etch or whatever else. Me too. check it out…you will love it as much as all us etchers do…. Is there a fast, simple, easy, and inexpensive way to put images on a windshield? But wow. I hate to be a wet blanket but I recently looked into using some etching acid I had around and read the label carefully. Clean the glass or mirror ; Clean the glass or mirror thoroughly to remove all grease, dust and fingerprints. I love the idea of etching pyrex dishes! You won’t have to press hard to make an engraving onto the surface of the glass. Pampered Chef makes a Microwave Chip Maker that makes great, healthy chips! They show us how to glass etch wine … Check out my website, if you’re interested. Just an FYI. There are 17 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. You may just need to let the etching cream sit a little longer. Acid etching and engraving combined can produce some interesting results. Easy! this is random! Thanks for the inspiration – I can't wait to give it a try. Rinse under running water. I love being able to transform a cheap gift into a really neat one, everyone LOVES their name on a glass. I love the pyrex idea … cute wedding gift. . But might be interested in different ones too. i have also made wedding champaign glasses and personalized mirrors and anything that can be thought of can be made into a stencil and etched. I would love to learn how to make one! First, draw your design on the vinyl and cut it out. Wear gloves and a face mask and work in a well-ventilated area when using the cream. The design is elegant because the details that make up the image are nothing but the glass … Best one: glass etching cream can be reused! If they are far from the opening of your image, don’t worry about them. I think it will make a lot more sense to you to watch a video on someone using it. I want to do my last name….??? If you have a tool like this, adjust the power settings to 5 or 6 to set it to 15,000 - 20,000 RPM. Just like everyone else I am wondering, what cartridge you used. Leave the solution on the glass per manufacturer's directions, typically 1 or 2 minutes. So Darling, I will have to give it a shot with some of our glass dishes! I have done a little searching for the Sure Cuts A Lot software and can’t seem to find anything that is compatible with my Cricut Expression. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Do you have any tips for not getting streaking in your etching? Or if you're ever near Bountiful, UT you can visit their store, JUST A THOUGHT. Step 8 I have wondered how to etch glass. PLS. You can do this a couple times and it works really well. I wrote them down for you here https://dutchgirloriginals.blogspot.com/2010/06/lessons-in-glass-etching.html, Simply amazing, probably the easiest tutorial that I've seen so far! You don’t have to buy cartridges and you can create whatever style or design you want to…..or buy individual ones for $1 or less. I had some lady at Roberts trying to explain this to me and in my head I thought the machine was cutting the glass…I totally didn't understand. :-). Phooey! This will keep the vinyl from lifting around the edges which will give you cleaner lines. We used contact paper as a circle stencil of sorts and etched inside the circle. Technically it is still glass. They make great gifts! You can buy rolls or sheets of it at craft stores (if you must have some. I do things like 3 mast sailing ships, golf clubs (if they play of course), etc for men. love the look! They are just as good as the oven, and quick! Can't wait to try this! :). If you will shoot me an email: Trina@ProfitablePromos.com I can send you some written instructions and information on what you are looking for as well as The name you want in over 20 fonts to choose from. I love it! Hi Sandy, I have a Roland GX-24 a $ 1,500.00 cutter so I can do a lot that the average cutter cannot do. When applying the vinyl, start at one end or side and use a credit card or squeegee to press it down gradually. You should also shake or stir your Armour Etch etching cream before you use it. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. What a cute idea. Can you give suggestions on where I can take classes for etching glass? Using a regular brush (avoid foam brushes), brush on the minimum amount needed to cover the glass. no it wont mar the image at all … whats great is with etching you can even run it through the dishwasher and not have any problems where dishes that have been engraved could explode cause you are cutting the glass and with etching your only putting an acid base on the glass. And just think…….you could put together some pyrex dishes for a newly married couple, etched with their new last name. I would like one that says Elizabeth & Taylor July 13, 2013 To put on the bottom of a pyrex. These are the glasses I used (view on Amazon). Then, you can etch the glass by hand using a small handheld rotary tool or you can use a stencil and etching cream to create your design. Let the etching cream sit on the glass for about five minutes (be sure to read the directions that came with your etching cream to find the exact time!) Since it was just an inital, I was able to give the items away on Craigslist… I think this is a great idea, but perhaps no more than a handful of items — and make sure you double-check to make sure you have the right name! Would NOT recommend. This is an awesome idea- I've never seen etched pyrex and now I can't wait to try it! Where did you get Sure Cuts A Lot? I'm teaching this at church this month. does the cream just make it look etched, or is the glass really changed? To etch glass, you’ll have to find or draw a design that you want to transfer. I love the idea but was wondering about the wear and tear of it. And I love the casserole dish. Wear gloves when rinsing the etching cream. :), Etching a casserole dish is a brilliant idea! Then throw in some hot pads, cooking utensils, and your favorite recipes. i want to know tht how i make etching solution with the water wht material i used for it. Then, wash the glass with rubbing alcohol, which will help your stencil stick. Looks fantastic, so want to make a few as presents…..just got to find a place in Australia that sells the etching cream….. Which Cricut cartridge is the one you used for your font on your pyrex dish? Here is a video tutorial on how to use transfer tape. Continue until the entire image is cut out, then lift up the tape that you applied and remove the contact paper and design from the table. This is fabulous! love it! These pits change the way light is able to pass through the glass and it appears cloudy. Microwave on high for five minutes. How stinking cute is that! I am so excited. Make sure both the glass and the stencil are at room temperature before beginning this process. Works too. Is there any way I can etch over the old etching, or cover it with etching cream and start over? Cut away the shapes/letters, but leave the main piece together, without cuts or tears in it. I'm just thinking of all the great gifts you could make for the holidays, I just stumbled upon this and im so glad I did! I look forward to hearing from you. but I know I want to stay under $300 and from the website, which ill post the link below, its seems like id want the Craftwell eCraft…..but like I said idk which functions are essential and whatnot… anyways, here’s the link: https://die-cutting-machines-review.toptenreviews.com/index.html and please leave comments, suggestions, thought, etc.!! The basic software Silhouette Studiois free. I got mine for less than $250 with a coupon. Great idea and I’m doing this for christmas gifts this year. You did an excellent job. Do you like it? I love the wedding gift idea! I love the bird, he is so cute! Is there anything else I should try before giving up? They stick to the glass well. HAVE FUN! Maybe painter’s tape with small designs cut out, like leaves would be easier for new crafters. that way it can be re-gifted . 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\n<\/p><\/div>"}. Developed in the mid-1800s, acid-etched glass became popular for its ability to shield patrons in drinking establishments from view while letting in natural light. Does anyone know what types of pyrex to avoid? Afterwards, apply a 1/2 inch layer of etching cream to the contact paper while wearing gloves, since the cream is very acidic. Hi Trina, I was wondering if you could tell me how to make a stencil? I have one and really like it! Thanks! Thank you for your pic! To etch glass, start by taping your design onto a piece of contact paper. Thanks, Stephanie, Stephanie, Please email me at: Trina@ProfitablePromos.com and I will email you back a couple of pages I have made up about stencils :), $5 Will get you 3 names suitable for pyrex about 1′ high by up to 7″ long. I’ve never heard about a Microwave Potato Bag, but it sounds interesting. Contact me for more information. Hello Misha, I will need your email address in order to email you. 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