Flip an previous thrift retailer vases into versatile trendy accents in your house. Etching cream offers a easy and straightforward means so as to add texture and sample to a easy vase or glass. Use a contemporary geometric sample or customise the glass with a monogrammed preliminary to up cycle your vase. Use to show flowers or as a vessel for a easy tea mild to point out off your work!
- Glass vase
- Etching cream (out there at most craft shops)
- Small paint brush
- Masking tape
- X-acto knife
- Pencil or pen
- Straight edge
1. Clear and completely dry your vase to start out.
2. Nest, create your template utilizing masking tape. Right here we used easy little diamonds. We used a straight edge and pencil to mark out the edges on a small piece of masking tape. With one of many vases we used the diamond cutout throughout (which created un-etched diamonds whereas the remainder of the glass was etched). We additionally used the surface of the diamond cutouts on one other vase that allowed us to etch the within of the diamond to create an etched diamond sample everywhere in the vase. Be sure that your tape is utilized nicely to assist forestall bleeds with the etching cream.
three. After making use of your template, use etching cream to fill within the open areas (the glass that you really want etched) on the vase. Be sure that to make use of gloves with the etching cream as it may be caustic when coming into contact together with your arms. With our bigger vase we crammed within the small diamonds and with the smaller vase we crammed in every little thing across the diamond patterns. When making use of the etching cream, comply with the instructions on the again of the bottle for concentrations and layers. With the cream used right here we needed to apply many layers with a medium quantity of strain whereas constantly spreading out the cream to create a good impact.
four. As soon as your cream dries, run the vases underneath water to get off any extra grit from the cream and dry completely.
Add a couple of recent florals or candles to your vases to point out off or illuminate the patterned particulars!