All you need is some glass etching cream, paint brushes, rubbing alcohol, paper towel, something to do a design with and glass, whether it’s a window, tumbler glasses or a vase – doesn’t matter.
For the glass etching cream I got the Martha Stewart kind but there are a few different kinds. For the designs and lettering I used masking tape and stickers. For the glass and rubbing alcohol I got stuff from the dollar store – beer glasses, animal treat jars, square glasses.
The first step to this is to make sure your glasses are clean. I washed everything with just plain soap and water thoroughly to get any debris like dirt and dust off.
I washed and dried every glass item as best that I could and once everything was dry, I then used rubbing alcohol and sprayed the surface I was going to etch and dried it with a paper towel.
For the treat jar I just wanted to do a simple K – for Kaiya. She’s my Boxer and she is very good and deserves as many treats as her stomach can handle. She’s like a child to me and I jokingly call her my ‘dogger’ and she’s my parents’ ‘grand-dogger’.
I then covered it with glass etching cream.
Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then wash the cream off carefully with cool water (I ended up with a little on my finger and scratched my leg. I endured a small burn! Hurts like hell!) And here is Stevie Y ‘the helper’ with some of my finished projects.
And here are two failed ones.
The colours were actually painted on so I just ended up stripping the colour off the glasses. Would’ve been cool if it had worked out though!