Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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vinyl or contact paper
**The best and easiest items to etch are perfectly vertical, like a tumbler glass (or pickle jar). Bulbous wine glasses and vases take more practice, in my opinion.
Pieces D: letters
The top image uses pieces A & D
The bottom image uses pieces A & C
You get different results from each method.
(These are cut in Plantin, but can easily be recreated in other fonts and shapes)
After cutting, place the vinyl on the glass, make sure it is on where you want it and then press hard on each piece of vinyl making sure you have no bubbles. This is an important step.
I use a foam brush and put the AE (Armour Etch) on with a dabbing motion. You so not want any brush strokes. Make sure you use plenty of the AE - glob it on!
Set a timer for 5 minutes.
When it is done, I use my same foam brush and wipe off the AE into a small bathroom type paper cup. (Put this excess back into your bottle, it is fine to use again!)
When most of it is off, rinse the glass under water washing the rest off. (Make sure you don't have other glass dishes in your sink)
remove your vinyl stencil (you can use it again) and dry your item