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How to Etch a Glass Decanter with EtchAll

The minute I saw this decanter advertised on the Dollar Tree website, I knew I had to have it. I wanted to etch it with etchall. I love the iridescent quality of the glass. I had a hard time deciding which color decanter to get but ultimately decided upon the purple version. I originally envisioned etching all four sides of the glass, but I ran into a bit of an issue I will explain in detail below. 

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Materials:

  • glass decanter
  • etchall creme
  • paintbrush
  • cardstock scrap
  • vinyl
  • free SVG file
  • personal cutting machine (Cricut Maker)
  • craft knife
  • rubbing alcohol
  • paper towels

Directions:

Download the free SVG file. [stencil]


Cut the stencil design from vinyl.


Weed away the area that will etch.


Here is where I ran into a bit of trouble. The first time I etched the decanter it removed the purple iridescent layer.
So I used a craft knife to scratch off all the purple from one side of the decanter.


Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and then adhere the stencil to the glass.


Cover the stencil with etchall etching creme, be generous.


After 15 minutes has passed, remove the excess creme and return it to the container.
I used a scrap of cardstock to remove the creme.
etchall creme is reusable.


Here is a close-up of the final result.
I am happy I resolved my issue and it turned out well!

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