Monday, December 3, 2012
treat jar for Grammy and monogrammed cookie jar, and there is still plenty in the container.
To use the etching cream, spread a thick layer, thicker than you see in the picture above, over the area you want etched. Be careful and do not go over the edges of your etching mask you created with the contact paper. Any stray bits of cream will add etching onto the glass that you can not remove.
The most important thing to remember is use a thick even layer of cream so your finished etched area looks consistent. Any streaks in your original application will result in a streaky finish. You can fix this mistake by adding another layer of etching cream and redoing the process. But you will end up using more cream than you would if you just added a thick enough layer in the first place. I've learned this by trial and error.
Back to this project, I was attempting to squeeze etching into the last few minutes of nap time and ER coming home from school. I set everything up but the LB woke up early and I had to go get him up from his nap. By the time I returned a lot of the cream had been at work and had begun to disappear, hence it appears I used too thin of a layer in the photo above.
Just remember use a thick and even layer that covers the entire surface you want etched and you'll be fine.