Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DIY Home Decor Plate with Etchall

Here's a quick DIY tutorial on turning a ceramic plate from your cupboard into an inspiring piece of home decor!

Did you know that in addition to glass, slate, and marble you can also use etchall® etching crème on ceramic finishes?  It's true!  I started this project by washing a square, brown plate with soap and water and drying it with a lint free cloth.

This is the stencil I chose.  It was designed by Seth Apter for StencilGirl. It is a little different from most stencils in that the outer edge is not a square.  I think it is more a mask than a stencil - or maybe a combination of the two.

I placed the stencil in a cardboard box and lightly sprayed the back with etchall® reposition/reuse stencil spray and waited for it to dry.  The spray makes the surface tacky so that it will easily adhere to the surface you want to etch.

I placed the stencil in the center of the plate and used the etchall® squeegee and the pads of my fingers to make sure it was firmly adhered and that there were no air bubbles.

I applied a heavy coating of etchall® etching crème with the squeegee, making sure to cover the entire stencil and creating a pool in the center of the plate because I wanted an irregular edge around the words from the stencil.  Had I wanted a more defined edge I could have used tape to create a border.

etchall® etching crème is completely reusable, so after waiting for 15 minutes, use the squeegee to scrape as much of the etching crème back into the original jar. Be careful though because any area that is touched with the crème will be etched to some degree!  Thoroughly wash off  any remaining crème before removing the stencil.
Note:  Do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze. 

Brilliant!  Exactly what I was hoping to see!

To help the etched area stand out, I added some color with Gold Leaf Rub 'n Buff. I put a small amount on a fingertip and worked it into the etched image before buffing off the excess with a soft cloth.  I highly recommend working on a small area at a time because it is much easier to remove the excess when it has not dried.

Inspirational DIY Home Decor made easy with Etchall®!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for DIY Home Decor Plate:

etchall® etching crème
etchall® reposition/reuse stencil spray
etchall® Squeegee 

Stencil Girl The Time, 6"x6"


  1. This looks cool.
    Love the gold.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Very different. Thinking outside the box!!Good use of the etchall spray and
    highlighting with Rub n Buff! Barbee....<{{}}><

  3. What a cool project. I have never used this product before. Thanks for the introduction.