May 20, 2023
How to Create Beautiful Etched Designs on Glass with Poppy Crafts Etching Cream and Metamark Stencil Adhesive Vinyl.
Trying a new craft like Glass Etching can be daunting but don't worry! We've broken down the steps with easy to follow instructions and images. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a beginner, this easy-to-follow tutorial will help you get started on your etching journey.
Before we dive into the process, make sure you have the following materials at hand:
Creating the Stencil
The first step is to create a stencil. We recommend using Metamark Stencil Adhesive Vinyl for cutting the stencil. It's just like regular vinyl however, it's transparent blue colouring makes it easy to see your decal and remove after etching.
When choosing your design try to avoid super detailed designs. The more intricate design is, the tricker it is to get a crisp and clean etch.
Use your machine to cut your design in the stencil vinyl. We highly recommend adding a weeding box around the outside like the auto weed box feature in the Siser Leonardo software.
When weeding, you want to remove the design (not the outside). This will feel weird as it's backwards on how we usually weed designs. Trust the process it'll work out!
Apply your transfer tape using a squeegee and apply your stencil to your glass object. Make extra care to remove all bubbles and that the vinyl is adhered really well. I like to use some masking tape outside the design to make sure the rest of the glass is well protected and no drips of etching cream making it outside the desired area.
Now it's time to apply the Poppy Crafts Etching Cream to the glass object:
Once the etching time is up, it's time to remove the etching cream and put the final touches on your project:
Congratulations! You've successfully created a beautiful etched design on glass using Poppy Crafts Etching Cream and Metamark Stencil Adhesive Vinyl. This versatile technique allows you to personalise and transform various glass objects into unique works of art. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't hesitate to experiment with different designs and ideas.
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