EASILY CUSTOMIZE GLASSWARE

May 28, 2020

EASILY CUSTOMIZE GLASSWARE

If you have a set of plain-looking glass plates or an old glass vase lying around, try out this fun DIY craft and transform them with the help of a few products from A Makers’ Studio!

With Mesh Stencils and a little Etching Cream, you can transform simple glass pieces into elegant gifts for friends or for your own home.

This is a DIY tutorial you don't want to miss! 

STEP 1: PROTECT YOUR WORKSPACE

Before you begin transforming your glassware, start by covering the area you will be working on to protect it. A piece of cardboard will do.


STEP 2: CHOOSE A STENCIL

When deciding on an adhesive mesh stencil, consider the size and shape of your glass piece when choosing a specific stencil design to go with.

To cover the base of a stem glass, you can use a round Motif Mesh Stencil.

Use Alphabet Mesh Stencils if you want to etch names on the side of a bowl or onto the center of a plate.

STEP 3: APPLY YOUR STENCIL

With the backing still on, cut your stencil to fit the size and shape that you’re using it for.

For instance, cut a hole in the middle of a circular stencil so it wraps around the stem of a wine glass perfectly.

This will allow you to etch the base more easily.

STEP 4: APPLY ETCHING CREAM

Apply an ample amount of Etching Cream on the area covered by your stencil. 

Use a Q-Tip for ease and accuracy.

Make sure that you are agitating and pushing the Etching cream through the stencil.


STEP 5: LIFT AND RINSE

After letting your Etching Cream dry for 3-5 minutes, lift the stencil from your glass piece.

Wash your stencil and set it aside so you can reuse it when you need to.

You can rinse your piece before or after doing this. It’s up to you.

REMINDERS FOR REUSING YOUR STENCIL:

All Adhesive Mesh Stencils from A Makers' Studio are reusable.

Clean a used stencil by placing it - adhesive side down - under running water.

No soap needed.

Lay your stencil - adhesive side up - and allow it to air dry. Avoid laying stencils on paper towels or surfaces where the adhesive part can pick fibers up.


Here are a few things you'll need to start etching and turning simple glass pieces into elegant works of art:

Mesh Stencils
https://amakersstudio.com/collections/mesh-stencils

Etching Cream
https://amakersstudio.com/products/etching-cream-1

Motif Stencil
https://amakersstudio.com/products/mesh-stencil-2-pack-motif-4-25x11


Other Products Mentioned in the Video:

Toile Stencil
https://amakersstudio.com/products/mesh-stencil-toile-18x12

Southern Sayings Stencil
https://amakersstudio.com/products/mesh-stencil-southern-sayings-8-5-x-12

Ceramic Paint
https://amakersstudio.com/collections/ceramic-paint

A Makers' Studio Apron
https://amakersstudio.com/products/makers-studio-aprons






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