Thursday, November 1, 2018

Christmas Ornaments with etchall®!

Last month I shared how I altered ceramic tiles into accents for Thanksgiving decorating. This month I am re-imagining them as Christmas tree ornaments!   I used 2 different techniques and 2 different products from etchall®: etching créme and dip 'n etch.  Time to play...

I created the stencil by cutting etchmask® on my Silhouette Cameo and I weeded out the bird.  After firmly adhering the vinyl and protecting the rest of the tile with tape I  applied a thick coat of etchall® etching créme...


...and waited 15 minutes before scooping the créme back into the original container (it is reuseable!) and rinsing off the remainder. 

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

I applied Rose Gold Metallique Wax to the etched image before I removed the etchmask® stencil.

Add a ribbon and voila - a simple and elegant ornament with a vintage feel!

As I was playing with the tiles, I suddenly realized that the raised edge gave me the opportunity to  use a different product - etchall® dip 'n etch! I grabbed another tile and stencil and started to play...

I used the transfer tape from the etchall® etchmark ComboPak and centered the bird on the tile.

Because the tile had a lip, I realized that I could pool some dip'n etch liquid in the center of the tile.  I think I have decided that the optimal tool for this technique is a pipette - which I didn't have.  No worries, I grabbed a straw and it worked just fine!

I waited 15 minutes then poured the dip 'n etch back into the original container and thoroughly cleaned off the tile.  I left the stencil in place and waited for it to dry.  You can't tell in this picture, but the etched surface has a very matte finish and the outer edge is still covered with a shiny ceramic glaze.

I dipped a small amount of the Metallique Wax out and then rubbed it into the tile surface.  As expected, it did not adhere to the shiny, glazed edge.

After a little more buffing I removed the vinyl and attached a ribbon to reveal an ornament with a completely different look thanks to etchall® dip 'n etch.

These ornaments are easy and fun to make so I have a couple more samples for your viewing pleasure!

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

Materials for etchall Christmas Ornaments:

etchall® etching créme
etchall® dip 'n etch
etchall® etchmask ComboPak
etchall® squeegee

Silhouette Cameo
Ceramic Tiles
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron, Rose Gold, Rich Copper
Small D rings, ribbon
E6000 glue


  1. These look fun
    and easy and so
    darling as ornaments.
    Carla from Utah

    1. Thanks Carla - I loved creating them! Super easy with etchall!