Saturday, June 15, 2013

DESIGNER CRAFTS CONNECTION - ETCHALL BLOG HOP!

I was so excited when Barbee, the "Etchall Lady" sent some of the Designer Crafts Connection members etching creme, masking film, a craft knife and full instructions. I am always interested to try out products that are new to me and see what I can create with them. 
 
I have not etched anything since I was in grade school (in the 70's) and etched a monogram on to a glass plate for my 5th grade teacher. My Grandmother helped me (as she did with many crafting projects) and I can remember how we had to wear gloves, be very careful and the smell was not great.  
 
Now, Etchall Creme has no smell, is mild and works in 15 minutes. I was so excited to try this out! I purchased a few different glass items and was all set to etch, but while researching, I came across a cool technique which is a combination of etching and embossed stamping. I decided to try this technique on a glass pebble pendant - so many possibilities!
 
Now on to my project!
 
Hero Arts Kaleidoscope Flowers wooden block stamp set.
Ranger Ink Archival black ink pad.
Ranger Ink Heat It tool.
Clear embossing powder.
Black Lacing or Ribbon.

Basic Supplies:
Soft cloth and rubbing alcohol, scissors, ruler.

Instructions:
1.)  Clean the surfaces to be etched with soft cloth and rubbing alcohol. 

2.)  Die cut the smallest butterfly from the masking film. Peel the backing paper and apply the negative outline of the butterfly to the back of one of the glass pendants, smooth with squeegee.  Using the squeegee, apply a generous, but even amount of Etchall Etching Creme to the back of both pendants. Let sit for 15 minutes. Remove as much creme as possible with the squeegee and return to the container. Rinse pendants under cool running water and dry completely with soft cloth. 
 
3.)  Ink butterfly, place stamp ink side up on work surface and stamp by pressing glass pendant on to the stamp. this will allow for precise placement of your image. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, set aside. Repeat with flower stamp.
 
4.)  Using Heat It tool, emboss both images. This will set the ink on the back of the pendants.
 
4.)  Allow glass pendants to cool. 
 
 
5.)  Color in images with Marvy Brush Markers and set ink with Heat It tool. Measure and cut black lacing or ribbon to desired length, thread through shank and secure end with a knot. 
 
Wear and enjoy!
 
A great craft to make with your kids, etching with Etschall Creme is quick, easy and not messy at all. The kids will be wowed by the etching process and results! 

Now it's time to Hop around to the other DCC designers to see the wonderful projects they have created using Etchall Etching Creme. Use the DCC button on the right side bar and click the back and forward.

I am excited to create more projects using Etchall Creme - I think mirrors are next!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

4 comments:

denise clason said...

wow, I'm amazed at this project! I really like the embossed look of the rubber stamp images!

Carmen said...

Ooooh! What a great idea! I love how you can use markers on glass once you've etched the surface. Very cool, Beth!!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

what a fun idea, thanks for sharing!

Barbee Bosler said...

Kudos!!! Great etched jewelry project!! Your writing was only out done by your step by step descriptions and pictures!! Your step by step will give other confidence to try out this new medium...Thank you...Barbee... <{{}}<