Aug 1, 2010

Etched Glass
  • Glass container, bottle, or picture frame. Anything glass will work.
  • Glass etching cream
  • Plastic gloves
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking or Painter's tape
  • Stencils or stickers
  1. Clean glass with a glass cleaner. Make sure the surface you're working on is clean.
  2. Determine the design: if you want white letters, you'll need to use stencils. For clear letters with a white background, use stickers.  Wherever you use the etching cream the glass will turn white. Use tape to make boxes or other designs.
  3. Put on plastic gloves before opening the cream. Do not allow the cream to touch your skin. Using a paintbrush, brush a heavy layer of etching cream over the area you want to be white. 
  4. Following the directions on the etching cream bottle, allow the cream to sit for the length of time required.  We let ours sit for 10-15 minutes. 
  5. Gently wash the cream off with warm water.
  6. For an even whiter surface, repeat steps 2-5.