This film can show up on any glassware, regardless of the cost. You can find the Cameo online easily and also at some Micheals stores. Likewise, if it has a coating or something added to the glass to reduce scratching, it may also keep the etching cream for working. :). I love the bird, he is so cute! That's so cool! Thanks for the inspiration – I can't wait to give it a try. My last name is McGill. When you etch glass, work in a well-ventilated area. The etching will build up slowly over time and may first appear to be an iridescent color such as blue, brown, pink or purple, according to the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension website. I'm teaching this at church this month. I stopped buying cartridges unless, of course, I find one I cannot do without. I’ve also done the mirror in the bathroom (which has a nautical theme) with a lighthouse and seagulls, and a small round mirror on the wall with seashells. :). Probably not, unless you wanted to completely resurface the face. Let the etching cream sit on the glass for about five minutes (be sure to read the directions that came with your etching cream to find the exact time!) wow, this is so martha stewart (whom I secretly adore) without all the complicatedness. But your trifle bowl is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! Keep the vinyl on and rinse off all the etching cream thoroughly. i have also made wedding champaign glasses and personalized mirrors and anything that can be thought of can be made into a stencil and etched. References. Press those down firmly with your fingers. I would not buy a cricut – the cutter is tied to the cartridges or buying their designs only. I'm working on the vinyl for a friend. Well I am going to buy one today! I also own a crcicut and am have not used it since I got the Cameo! I am interested in paying you for some stencils. If you have a tool like this, adjust the power settings to 5 or 6 to set it to 15,000 - 20,000 RPM. Then peel the vinyl backing away. With that said, your creation will not rub or wash off, and will stay put as long as the dish lasts. Always wipe the surface of the glass with alcohol to remove any residual stickers or lint. The instructions on the Armour Etch actually says it does not work on “some Pyrex.” I was disappointed it wouldn’t work on my bakeware. Aww, your bowl is so cute! You just don’t want the etching cream to get in under the edges and mess up the image. (The triffle bowl, too!) does the cream just make it look etched, or is the glass really changed? Amanda, I just added a better explanation of this to the post, but yes, it is really etched. ), Filed Under: Crafting: Miscellaneous, Crafting: No-Sew, Crafting: Vinyl Cutter, Sewing: Gift Ideas, Top DIY Tutorials. You can etch on most types of glass, except some glass Pyrex bakeware that has been tempered for high heat (this is according to the etching cream company). no it wont mar the image at all … whats great is with etching you can even run it through the dishwasher and not have any problems where dishes that have been engraved could explode cause you are cutting the glass and with etching your only putting an acid base on the glass. If it starts to run down the side you could end up with spots or streaks outside the patterned area. Higher RPMs might crack or damage the glass. To etch glass, start by taping your design onto a piece of contact paper. try setting your cricut blade depth to 3 and your pressure to med. I’ve put my name on pyrex dishes, but I’ve also done champagne flutes, wine glasses, and beer mugs for weddings; glass plates (for use or decoration) for anniversaries and a new home; as well as glass blocks for weddings, anniversaries, and Christmas decorations. This will keep the vinyl from lifting around the edges which will give you cleaner lines. that way it can be re-gifted . When applying the vinyl, start at one end or side and use a credit card or squeegee to press it down gradually. If you are cutting through the vinyl and the backing paper your pressure is too high. Afterwards, apply a 1/2 inch layer of etching cream to the contact paper while wearing gloves, since the cream is very acidic. :) Another idea might be to use this technique on canning jars for yourself or for personalized gifts of salsa, jam, etc… :). did you use a stencil for the letters? You can see some of my creations here:, But…I am totally in love with the idea of putting your name on a dish. I've tried this before, but I am loving your darling design. Thanks! I love this idea….especially for the glass dishes….it would be a cool wedding/bridal shower gift! Developed in the mid-1800s, acid-etched glass became popular for its ability to shield patrons in drinking establishments from view while letting in natural light. I'm just thinking of all the great gifts you could make for the holidays, I just stumbled upon this and im so glad I did! Pampered Chef makes a Microwave Chip Maker that makes great, healthy chips! Did you use it all for this one project?thanks! Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Great idea, adhesive shelf vinyl sheets. Did you do it with a cricut?I have one and need to learn how to use it that is a beautiful piece. I realize this is an old post, but I was thinking about the problems this could cause, too. You can try doing this with epoxy resin, though the result will probably not be crystal clear, and will not etch like glass. Ending up using them as place-cards at the reception and as a bonaire (?spelling) in one. Learn more... Etching glass can result in beautiful and eye-catching results. This is such a great gift idea! Avoid cleaner solutions that advertise Finger print resistant, as these cleaners leave a film on the glass that hinders the etching process. ;), I made some of these and referenced your post here on my blog. I also am obsessed with my pyrex so when it gets lost I get very sad! This article has been viewed 90,987 times. Thank you! This is not advised as it may structurally weaken the glass of your windshield. Brush the etching cream around for three full minutes. We've also etched water goblets and mirrors. Just like everyone else I am wondering, what cartridge you used. This makes SO MUCH MORE SENSE! Yes, contact paper works just as well and can be a lot cheaper. Effort went into each gift – I wouldn’t see this as a problem – say thank you, and use them to freeze lots of pretty casseroles! This is super cool! What am I doing wrong? The images that I used to cut into the vinyl is with the software that came with my Silhouette machine. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. I love the pattern that you used. I have also used contact paper in my cricuit and it worked well. Phooey! i etched rosemarie and a rose in the right side bottom and side of the window. Thank you for sharing! Or how much it would cost for you to make me one. If anyone wants pre made stencils Just email me with the size you need and what you want and I will send you a stencil. Any questions, email me -Deborah, I tried to email you at the address above but got an error message, so perhaps you’ll see this and respond (or someone else who is in the know will.) ~ Trina please like us on facebook: Thanks :). I had some lady at Roberts trying to explain this to me and in my head I thought the machine was cutting the glass…I totally didn't understand. did alot of do-overs on alot that were more complex. Or you can even tell me a font you would like. What a great thing for gifts. I love the pyrex idea … cute wedding gift. I’ve tried a couple and can’t seem to get it to work. ~Sam. Then I rinsed off really well with water and used my fingers to rub it all off. I hadn’t considered that it may not work on some of pyrex. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the idea but was wondering about the wear and tear of it. Which Cricut cartridge is the one you used for your font on your pyrex dish? We received several dishes with the wrong initial in them, because people made assumptions on what our last name would be and guessed wrong. Anyone have tips as to why? I absolutely love that idea! They are just as good as the oven, and quick! Leave the solution on the glass per manufacturer's directions, typically 1 or 2 minutes. there are lots of images that can be cut using the cricut expresssion. Make sure both the glass and the stencil are at room temperature before beginning this process. Will be looking through the rest of your site! Love your blog. Love all the great ideas you have! First, draw your design on the vinyl and cut it out. Be careful with vertical surface when using the cream. You can cut the vinyl manually using a craft … This is our trifle bowl we did with thanks:'s our pyrex dishes:, Try I've always wondered how to do this. Apply a thick layer of etching cream. You can also just use the letter fonts right from your computer. Did you use a cricut machine? very very very cute. Using this shows you what that machine is capable of doing. We etch pyrex all the time and use sayings like "Lovin' from Megan's oven". just in case! Hi Nelda, I recently bough a Silhouette SD from a friend and am unable to import my own designs because the software programs I use don’t have the Silhouette file extensions .gsd or .dxf. Sad thing is they couldn't return any of them and they couldn't re-gift them either…. I have been practicing with the contact paper and knife. thanks! I love the bird and branch stencil. i love this idea!! I'm assuming you used your cricut, how did you get it to cut only the top layer of your vinyl? Wondering, once it’s etched, can it go in the oven to bake? Where did you get it? I did this "way back" in high school but recently purchased some glass mugs and wanted to do the glass etching on the to give as a set and since it has been a quarter of a century I am really thrilled to have found your site and the step by step instructions. Thank you for your interest. (sorry I don't have a picture, my last plate is tucked away with Christmas deco, we used the plates for neighbor/friends gifts.). It is best to use a permanent vinyl stencil for your glass etching. Check, or for some good prices. You can do this a couple times and it works really well. I saw this on Martha Stewart and you beyond showed her up!!!

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