Monday, March 13, 2017

Celebrate Spring with Etchall(R)!

Etchall(R); a little paint and some embellishments will take an inexpensive glass container to new heights!  I will show you how I transformed an apothecary jar and a glass bottle into gifts I would give or keep as home decor.


Etchall(R):  etching creme; dip 'n etch liquid; "Love you a Latte" stencil; Detail Pick Tool;  Squeegee
Glass:  apothecary jar; heart shaped bottle with cork lid

Paint:  Multi-surface acrylic - Teal

bunch of silk flowers
mulberry or paper flowers
painters tape or masking tape
plastic container for dipping



** Before you start:  You will be re-using the etchall(R) creme and liquid.  Do not throw it away!  It is good for many uses even if it starts turning brown as it has in the photos shown here.  I will use it for as long as it keeps etching.

1.  Dipping in etchall:  Cut the top off of a disposable plastic container.  The smaller size; the better.  It has to be large enough for the piece to fit.  We are dipping the apothecary lid.

2.  Put the item you will be dipping in the plastic container.  Fill with water to cover the lid.  Use a marker to draw a line on the bottle at the top of the water line.  This will show you how much etchall you will need.

3.  Dump out the water and fill the bottle to the marker line.  Place the glass lid in the liquid and set the timer for 15 minutes.  15 minutes is the standard amount of time you will use when etching with etchall(R).

4.  When the time is up; remove the lid from the etchall liquid.  Rinse & dry thoroughly.  

5.  Pour the etchall(R) liquid back into it's original container.  It will be good to go for another project!  I used the dip 'n etch to etch the heart shaped bottle using the same instructions.

6.  Now it is time for the Etchall(R) Creme.  If this is the first time you have used an etchall(r) stencil, I recommend watching an instruction video with Barbee which you will find here:

7.  Follow the instructions given and apply the stencil to the jar.  Use the Pick Tool to remove the pieces of the stencil that will make the design on the glass.  Make sure to leave the stencil in the places that give definition to the design.

8.  Follow the instructions given to apply the stencil to the front of the jar.  After picking out the pieces that you won't need; use the Squeegee to remove any air bubbles and to seal all of the edges.  Further prepare by applying tape around the stencil so that the etchall creme won't slide down the sides of the jar.  

9.  Apply a thick layer of etchall creme to the top of the stencil and lightly spread to cover the stencil.  Set the timer for 15 minutes.

10.  The magic!  When the time is up, use the Squeegee to remove as much as you can of the creme and return it to the original container.  As with the liquid, the creme will turn brown over time and multiple uses; but it will still etch!  Once the creme is put back in the container; rinse the jar under warm water, removing the tape and the stencil.  Once it is clean; give it a good dry and see how pretty the design looks!

11.  Once the lid is dry; paint it with the sponge using a pouncing motion.  Apply another coat as needed.  Allow to dry thoroughly before inserting into the top of the jar.

12.  Embellish!  Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar.  Finish by adhering a pretty flower to the ribbon.  Trim a V in the ends of the ribbon.

I hope you got some inspiration here today.  

Make sure to take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and,

Live Life with a Flourish!


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exchange for my creativity on this blog.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Maria! There is another one for coffee. I now have a matching pair. :-)

  2. Replies
    1. Lol! Thanks Ann! A girl after my own heart! :-)

  3. Marilyn, This is really nice. Great job!

  4. Love the way you treated the lid in addition to adding the stenciled element - beauty is in the details!

    1. Thank you for the complimentary critique! I agree. Being able to paint on glass is fun too!

  5. Great projects! I especially love the stenciled jar.

    1. Thank you, Terry! I etched a coffee jar that matches it. And...I use them!