Monday, September 3, 2018

Talk Like A Pirate Day Decor with Etchall!

International Talk Like A Pirate Day is on September 19th and I am getting ready by creating some DIY Home Decor with etchall® etching créme!

I created stencils by cutting etchall® etchmask with my Silhouette Cameo.  As a big fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I just had to incorporate the name of the Black Pearl and an image of a "Jolly Roger" flag.

I weeded the vinyl, lifted the stencil with transfer tape and applied it to a glass bottle that I had cleaned with rubbing alcohol.

After I transferred the 2nd design I made sure that both stencils were firmly adhered with no gaps or air bubbles.  I applied a thick layer of etchall® etching créme using the etchall® squeegee, covering the stencil area completely.

After waiting 15 minutes I used the squeegee to scrape the etchall® etching créme  back into the original bottle because it is completely reusable!  I thoroughly washed off the rest of the créme under running water before removing the vinyl stencil and tape.

NOTE:  Do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze! 

I decided to add some color to one of the etched bottles by applying Gold Rub n' Buff.

I left the 2nd bottle alone and I think the unadorned etched glass (seen in the background of this picture) is just as lovely!

I had picked up a small pirate figurine at Michaels and decided to give him special home in a glass cupcake cloche.  Of course I planned to dress it up a bit, but first I  usedTherm O Web Supertape on his feet to hold him in place.  It is great tape and is strong enough to keep him stable but will also make it easy for me to remove him later if I want to change things up a bit - which I almost always do!

I used the exact same process that I shared above to etch a pirate ship on the glass cloche.

Here's a closer look:

The good thing about these designs is that I plan to carry them over for Halloween decorating!

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

etchall® Materials for Talk Like A Pirate Day Decor:

etchall® etching créme
etchall® etchmask
etchall® squeegee
Rub n' Buff - Gold

Glass Cloche
Glass Bottles
Silhouette Cameo
Rub n' Buff Antique Gold
Therm O Web Supertape, 1/4"

Pint it!