Did you know that etchall® etching créme is not just for glass? It will also create an etched image on marble, slate, mirrors and items with ceramic glazes - tiles and mugs, for example. I found some small beautifully shaped ceramic tiles and started to play...
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my Thanksgiving images and text from etchmask®.
I wanted to create stencils so I weeded the etchmask® vinyl, removing the elements that I wanted to etch and leaving an outline and the text.
I used the transfer tape from the etchall® etchmark ComboPak to transfer the stencils to the ceramic tiles, making sure to pick up all the letters.
I used tape to protect the rest of the tile...
...before applying a thick coat of etchall® etching créme. I let the tiles sit for 15 minutes...
...and then used the squeegee to return the etchall® etching créme to the original bottle - because it is reuseable!
I thoroughly washed off the remaining créme under running water before I removed the etchmask® stencil.
NOTE: Do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze!
I decided to try something new to highlight the etching. Prima Marketing has a line of Metallique Waxes in some really pretty colors so I chose Rose Gold.
Tah-dah! It is absolutely beautiful! It does have a slightly uneven coverage but I think it gives it a bit of an aged, vintage appearance. I love it!
I attached a loop to the back and tied it onto the base of a floral arrangement. Perfect, right?
The second tile was finished using the Brushed Iron Metallique Wax...
...and is just perfect for adorning a Thanksgiving bread basket!
I actually taught a small class at the local store and the ladies asked if the wax was permanent so I did a test. I applied some wax to an etched coffee cup and let it sit for a couple of days before I ran it through the dishwasher in the top rack. I am happy to report that it came through with the color intact!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie
Materials for etchall® Thanksgiving tiles:etchall® etching créme
etchall® etchmask ComboPak
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron, Rose Gold
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