Project #79: Glass etching
Like most families, we’re trying to live a greener life. One of our steps towards becoming more environmentally conscious is to limit the plastic we use. That means Hunter and Charlotte don’t use plastic drinking cups. To make plain glasses more interesting to little eyes, I created designs using a glass etching cream. These cups have now become the favourites in our household.
Measure the circumference and height of your glass.
Cut a piece of contact to be the length of the circumference and height of your glass.
Draw a design onto the piece of contact, keeping in mind it will be the mirror image when it is transferred to your glass.
Cut out your designs with scissors or a craft knife.
Peel the backing off your contact paper and attach it to your glass. An easy way to do this is to lay the contact on a flat surface, line up the glass on one edge and then roll the glass over the contact paper.
Apply a very thick coat of glass etching cream to the areas not covered by contact paper and leave to set. (Note: Most creams will suggest waiting five minutes before washing your surface. I found better results were achieved by leaving the cream on for substantially longer – at least half an hour.)
Rinse cream of glass surface, remove contact paper and wash glass thoroughly in soapy water before use.
.. Little. Lovely...