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Let’s Get Crafty

Any time of year is a great time to craft.  Too hot, too cold, or raining  outside?  Crafting is a great hobby that can render some pretty amazing results.

Glass etching is a fun craft project that is typically very easy to accomplish.

Armour Etch

Armour etch cream greatly simplifies the etching process, and renders permanent results by etching the glass with acid.  Make sure to wear gloves and eye protection.

Making a resist can be done in many ways, and the quality of the mask is what determines the quality of the final project.

Vinyl contact paper can be used as a resist by applying it to the glass to be etched, then using a razor to cut and expose the areas desired to be etched.

A silkscreen resist can be applied, and rub on transfer resist are also available that make repeatable results easier to attain.

Once you have applied the resist, the next step it to etch.  Follow the Armour Etch product directions, and we recommend performing a test piece so you know what results you will get based on time you leave the cream on.

Happy Etching!