*Roll of Contact Paper - $8
*Foam Paint Brush - $.99/bag
*Etch Cream - $8.50/3 oz bottle
*Thin Tip Sharpie - $2
*Exact-O Knife - $4
*A print off of what you want to etch - Free (assuming you have a computer and printer at home)
*Something to Etch - (Mine was a picture frame from the Salvation Army - $1.50)
Step 1 - Trace your design onto your contact paper...make sure you have your paper facing the correct way and don't be like me who traced it and then spent time cutting the entire design out only to realize that it was backwards...doi!
Step 2 - Use your Exact-O Knife to cut out your design
Step 3: Wash and dry your glass surface to prepare it.
Step 4: Peel off the backing to the contact paper and carefully adhere it to your glass surface. Be sure you work out any seams or bumps in it that could allow the cream to seep under.
Step 5: Generously apply the etch cream to your glass in an up and down motion until the entire design has been filled in.
Step 6: Wait 5-10 minutes for the cream to attack the glass.
Step 7: Run your glass under the faucet until all traces of the cream have been rinsed off.
Step 8: Dry off your surface and peel off your contact paper.
Step 9: Admire your work :)
I added some scrapbook paper to my frame to make the monogram pop - obviously, you would skip this step if you were etching a vase.
Go get your hands on some etching cream and a glass piece you want to personalize! You can do this, it's super easy! :)
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