Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stained Glass Using Etching Cream!

I only recently learned that you can use vinyl decals as a stencil for making your own stained glass.  

What rock have I been living under?!?!

Stained glass can be expensive and time consuming to custom order, but this process is so easy and beautiful that it may just be my new favorite vinyl project (next to custom onesies, that is)! 

This is the magic cream that makes it all happen... available at most craft stores. 

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Wash off cream COMPLETELY.  
The staining occurs as a chemical reaction between the cream and the glass, so no cream should remain after 5 minutes-- the stain has already taken place! 

Don't they turn out great?

So here's my advice: Go buy some etching cream and start staining glass RIGHT... NOW!

1 comment:

  1. They look great! And I love the quote - did you choose the quote or was it a custom order?