Have you ever tried etching? It can look a little intimidating if you haven't. I use a product called etchall and it is fun and easy to use. The main ingredient is a glass project to finish and I enjoy searching for vintage pieces to etch.
Before you start; I highly recommend watching the video provided by Barbee at http://etchall.com/
Do you like to give food dishes to people and not have to worry about getting the dish back? I love going to second hand stores. Sometimes you will get lucky and find a "vintage" dish. I almost always find something special. I can then personalize the dish in some way and give it away with a gift of food in it. Bottles, beverage containers and drinking glasses can be great finds too.
Here is a picture of the dish that I found. Do you remember the Pyrex with the snowflake design? The color is popular again too!
You will need:
Casserole dish with glass lid
etchallR etching creme
etchmaskR stencil combo pack
Tool: etchall squeegee
Cricut or other cutting machine
cartridge or die for letters
I used 1" letters and cut out each word separately on my Cricut machine.
1. Apply the stencil paper to the etchmask only using the amount you will need for your project. Cut out the word "GOOD". Trim with scissors and apply to the glass lid. Repeat; cutting out the word "EATS". Apply to the glass lid as shown. Use the squeegee tool to get out all of the air bubbles.
2. Apply painters' tape around the stencil. This is to prevent any of the etching creme to get on the glass.
3. Apply the etching creme and use the squeegee tool to spread it out over the stencil. Be generous; but don't get any of the creme on the glass outside the tape.
4. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Remove the creme when the time is up and put it back into the jar. The etching creme is good to use over and over. Take the glass to the sink and rinse with water; then remove all of the stencil and tape and wash & dry the dish thoroughly.
For the sake of the photograph below; I filled the dish with celery and carrots. While these are good for you; I am thinking more about filling it with something a little more fattening before I give it as a gift.
I hope you got some inspiration to start etching! I will be looking for new projects and sharing my new ideas on this blog.
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. The new year will be arriving in a couple of days!
Make sure to take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and;
Live Life with a Flourish!
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