Glass Etching Tutorial
Ok, so a great many of these photos are backwards because of the mirror flip on photo booth. Sorry, for some reason the flip edit only took to half of them.
1. First you need supplies. In this case: a piece of glassware, a printed picture of the design you wish to etch, etching cream, a sponge brush, painter's tape (though masking tape will also work), contact paper (preferably white), an exacto knife or equivalent, and scissors.
2. Cut out a piece of contact paper that is slightly larger than the pattern you want to place on the glass. This will end up being our stencil.
3. Making sure the glass is clean in order to prevent imperfections, smooth the contact paper onto the surface of the glass where you intend to place the design. (This is really hard on a rounded surface and ultimately what screwed up my glass)
4. Using the painter's tape, tape the picture of the image you want on to the contact paper. Tape all the way around the edges to protect other parts of the glass.
5. Using the exacto knife cut out the pieces of the pattern that you want to etch. You should be able pull away the paper bits when this is done.
6. Then peel off the contact paper from the parts you wish to etch.
7. Pour out some of the etching solution into a bowl. PLEASE READ ALL THE WARNINGS! Etching solution is very powerful and can be extremely harmful. With the sponge brush place an even layer of the solution over the area you wish to etch.
8. Let the glass sit with the solution on it for about 5 minutes, ~Once again please check product labels as this time may very~ then rinse the glass very thoroughly and peel off the rest of the tape and paper.
9. And viola, you have a finished glass which hopefully came out better than this one whose right side had some not flat enough contact paper issues.
And also, since i realize its in all the backgrounds of my pics, that blue box is the tardis on my door. Complete with working light.