Here is a close up of the teal mug. I etched a ring of bunnies around the cup just below the molded edge detail. It is a very subtle effect that is hard to catch with my camera.
How did I do it? Easy! I had an adhesive stencil in my stash with the figure of a little bunny. I positioned it on the coffee cup and then used green painters tape to mask off the area I did not want to etch. I burnished it really well right around the stencil to make sure there was a tight seal.
I heaped on a liberal amount of the etching creme and used the squeegee to spread it to cover the entire design. I let it sit for 15 minutes and then used the squeegee to scoop the creme back into the bottle - because it is reuseable! :) I then thoroughly rinsed off any residue before I removed the tape and the stencil. (Note: Do not rinse in a ceramic sink!)
I repeated the process 6 times so that I had a bunch of bunnies! Here is a close up:
And now on to coffee cup #2.
This time I chose an adhesive stencil with text - really fine lines of text. I was not sure how it would turn out, but I just followed the same process.
It turned out beautifully! The lettering is crisp and clear!
I wanted to have the etching show more clearly so I applied an acrylic glaze over the etched area - with my fingers! I let it set for just a minute before I wiped the area clean with a damp paper towel. I do not know how permanent this will be. I am going to let it sit for a few days then I will try to heat set it in the oven. I imagine that this mug will be a hand wash item - but I will update this post in a week or so with my findings!
So you can see that etchall® etching creme is a super easy to use product! It is not gritty or smelly. Did I mention that this was my first time using it and the results could not have been better?! So if you have any home dec or upcycling ideas in mind - go for it!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie
Follow this link to find a complete list of blogs for the etchall® hop: Designer Crafts Connection
Supplies for etched Ceramic Coffee Cups:
- etchall® etching creme
- Adhesive stencils: Momenta and Martha Stewart
- Frog Tape
- Silks Acrylic Glaze