Making a Necklace Pendant with Etchall

necklace front and back

I used etchall creme to etch these glass marbles for necklaces. I etched the backs of the marbles to create a filtered look for the colors. I knew the glass would magnify the image and I didn’t want a clear detail but rather a blended look.

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with creme

First I cleaned the glass marbles with rubbing alcohol, then I applied the etchall creme to the backs of the glass marbles and let it sit for 15 minutes. When the time was up, I washed the marbles.

compare marbles

Here you can see the difference. The left marble is etched and the right marble is not.

with colors

The left two marbles have Lindy’s Magicals applied while the right marble has alcohol ink.

white paint on marbles

Once the color applications dried, I sprayed them with a sealer and then I added white paint to the back. Even with a sealer coating, the Magicals interacted with the white paint.

front of colored marbles

The results on the front of the glass marbles are seen in the image above. I like how the white paint shows through the two using the Magicals.

with bails

I created simple wire bails that are glued to the backs of the glass marbles.

faux leather

Using faux leather, I cut it to cover the back and bail of each marble.

red on cord

Here is the red version finished and hanging from a simple black cord necklace. It resembles a gemstone. The etchall creme helped to create visual depth and blending of the colors that were applied. Just moments after finishing, my daughter claimed this one for herself. Which version is your favorite?

Let’s Etch a Decorative Jar

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finished jar

I have been saving this glass jar for a special project. I knew I wanted to etch the glass with etchall creme. But I wanted to do some decorative elements as well. I planned to use temporary tattoos on the etched glass. I have seen the technique and I like the results. But, it is easier said than done. I wasn’t successful. So I changed my plan and added glitter glue and I like this result better than my original plan.

clean with alcohol

Before starting any etching project, you want to clean your glass with rubbing alcohol. I keep mine in a little spray bottle for ease of use. The alcohol cleans off any dirt especially oils that can stop the glass from being etched.

vinyl

I cut two strips of vinyl and wrapped them around the jar to protect the areas I didn’t want to etch with the etching creme. The wrinkles don’t matter as long as they aren’t along the seam of the vinyl where the etching creme will come in contact with the vinyl.

Then I applied the etchall creme to the middle exposed area. I set my timer for 15 minutes. Once the time had passed, I removed as much of the etching creme as I could, and returned it to the jar. etchall creme is reusable and odorless.

etched jar

Remove the remaining etching creme by washing the glass, remove the vinyl, and discard it. The jar looks so nice with the etched band around the middle.

zazzle and stickles

To add a decoration on top of the etched area of the jar, I used crystal Zazz! and green Stickles.

close up

The center of the design is colored crystal with the green added around the outside similar to a flower or sun ray design. I continued this design element around the entire etched middle band.

Etching a Keepsake

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glass jar etched

I dried the flowers from my daughter’s homecoming dance and then found this glass jar at the Dollar Tree that they fit into. I then etched the date and school on the side of the glass as a keepsake for her. etchall creme made this possible.

parts

Using a Cricut Maker, I cut vinyl and weeded away the parts of the vinyl that I wanted to etch.

alcohol

Before etching use rubbing alcohol to clean the glass surface.

vinyl on glass

Place the vinyl onto the clean glass and make sure to rub it down well.

creme on the glass

Apply the etchall creme onto the area to etch making sure not to go beyond the covered area. Wait 15 minutes for the glass to etch. After 15 minutes remove the creme and put it back into the container, it is reusable.

Now wash the surface under running water and remove the vinyl.

close-up

Here is a close-up image of the finished piece.

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Etching a Berry Jar

glass jar

This glass jar is etched with etchall creme and then decorated with Glaze pens and Gwen Studios ribbon. I bought the jar as a hanging jar from the Dollar Tree. I planned to etch it and add an electric candle (as seen). Upon completion, I think it would look nice filled with candy or round balls of white soap for the bath. (I wish I had some)

alcohol

Before working with the jar, remove the label and clean the glass with rubbing alcohol. If you don’t have any rubbing alcohol you can substitute hand sanitizer.

cut vinyl

I measured around the jar and designed the holly berry design to wrap around the jar. Weed away the design you want to etch and leave enough vinyl to protect the glass.

with creme applied

After the vinyl is applied and rubbed down well with no air bubbles, apply the etchall creme. It takes 15 minutes to etch the glass. Then remove the etchall creme putting it back into the container.

etched jar

The next step is to wash the glass and remove the vinyl. I do so by using a baby wipe to clean the glass, remove the vinyl, and finish off by cleaning again with rubbing alcohol.

glaze pens

I have recently been experimenting with different ways to color my glass etching. For this project, I am using Glaze 3D glossy pens in red and green. Glaze pens work on glass and you don’t need to etch the glass however I think the pens add to the etching.

close up of jar

The mark made by the pens is small. I chose to color the berries in solid and add a stylized line art to the leaves. The Glaze pens leave a glossy raised surface on the glass.

inside view

This is a fun inside view of the finished jar. I like how the colors are seen on the inside and outside of the jar.

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How to Etch and Color Glass

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wine glass

I recently saw a technique for coloring etched glass that I wanted to try. It used a Sharpie marker to fill in the etching. I tried several different materials to color with and will share my experience.

etching

To begin I am etching a wine glass with etchall creme. The video below will show you the entire etching process.

I chose the word “mine” to etch as a play on the word “wine” but also to indicate it is all mine for the user.

Video Tutorial:

close up

After trying the permanent marker, I finally chose alcohol ink on a cotton swab to color the etching. This provided a smoother coverage in the color I desired. Removing the excess alcohol ink with water was the same as the permanent marker.

Please Note: Alcohol ink on glass will need to be sealed with a UV spray and can then also be covered with dishwasher-safe ModPodge after the UV spray.

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How to Etch a Candy Dish

You can etch glass at home with etchall creme. See how easy it can be with simple materials and tools. @etchallcreme

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candy dish

Etch a colorful candy dish with etchall creme is quick and easy. No need for a cutting machine, just a paper punch in your desired shape. I am using a circle punch with vinyl scraps and finishing it off with buffing wax.

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alcohol cleaning

Before starting any etching project, you will want to clean the glass surface you will be etching. I am using 91% Isopropyl Alcohol.

vinyl

This is a great project to use up your smaller pieces of vinyl. I used a paper punch to create the circle templates that I intend to etch onto the glass dish. Don’t forget to save those punched circles for another craft project!

etchall creme

Apply the vinyl to the glass dish just like you would a sticker, no transfer tape is needed. Fill in any gaps that might get etching creme on them with additional vinyl. Apply the etching creme to the circles and set a time for 15 minutes.

  • I like to set my timer for 7 minutes and then move the etching creme around to make sure all the surfaces are covered and then set the timer for an additional 7 minutes
remove creme

To wrap up, remove the excess creme from your project and return it to the container. etchall etching creme is reusable.

Wash the glass in running water, and remove the vinyl.

• I use a baby wipe and then rubbing alcohol instead of running water.

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Decorate a Lemonade Glass

Etch a lemonade glass this summer with etchall creme. @etchallxreme #affiliate

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finished glass

A great project to make this summer is a lemonade etched glass. My husband drinks lemonade all year long so this will be his glass. I used a clear glass I had in my stash and etched it with etchall etching creme.

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I altered the SVG file from the store (it’s free) and altered it in Design Space using the contour tool to remove the outline around the word squeeze.

SVG link: [Just Squeeze it SVG]

cricut maker

I cut the design on a Cricut Maker after I set the width of the design to 2.5″

weed

After cutting the design, weed away the parts of the design you want to etch. Then apply transfer tape to the design.

clean glass

Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol before applying the design.

Getting ready to apply the design, I measured and marked the glass so I could apply the design aligned to the top of the glass.

vinyl

Apply the vinyl to the glass and remove any wrinkles. Burnish the vinyl down well.

apply creme

Apply the etching creme over the design. Make sure not to go beyond the design. It only takes 15 minutes to etch.

finished close up

After 15 minutes, remove the etching creme and put it back into the container because it is reusable. Then wash the glass and remove the vinyl.

Etch a Treat Jar

You can add an etched design to a little jar to make it a special treat jar for gifting. #etchallcreme #designtam #affiliate

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This cute little jar makes for a great treat gift. What a fun way to say thanks with a little jar filled with a special treat. I etched a design around the jar using etchall creme and to make it more special I colored it with silver rub-on wax to match the hardware.

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materials

To etch the jar I used etchall etching creme and a stick-on stencil from the Dollar Tree. The stencil wrapped perfectly around the width of the glass jar.

clean with alcohol

To prepare the glass surface for etching, I always clean it first with alcohol. This removes dirt and sticker residue.

stencil

I applied the stencil around the glass jar and then covered it above and below the stencil with plastic washi tape as an extra precaution against any etching creme going beyond the stencil.

using the etching creme

etchall etching creme takes 15 minutes to work its magic. I set a timer for 7 minutes, and then move the creme around in case I missed any spots. For this project, I turned the jar upside down at this point and then set the timer for an additional 7 minutes.

Once the time has passed, I removed the creme and put it back into the jar. etchall etching creme is reusable. Then I “washed” the etching with a baby wipe, peeled off the stencil and tape, cleaned the glass again with alcohol, and finally buff the etching with a cloth.

finished no wax

Here is the jar with the etching and it could be finished at this point.

wax rubon

I chose to enhance the design with a rub on metallic wax in silver. Using a cotton swab to apply the creme and then I buffed the excess off with a cloth.

final with treat

Here is a perfect little single serving treat in a specially etch jar ready for gifting.

How to Etch and Color Glass

Learn how easy it is to etch and color glass with etchall etching creme.

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final colored jar

This is such a cute and playfully colored jar that is very practical to use. I placed tissues inside so you can see the different colors applied to the etched flowers. This project is very easy to do with minimal tools needed. I used a paper punch to create the flower shapes and etchall etching creme for etching.

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materials

I started with the glass jar and decided on a design. Then, I used hand sanitizer to clean the surface of the jar because my bottle of rubbing alcohol was empty. So, in a pinch, hand sanitizer works to clean your glass. A paper punch easily creates flower shapes from the vinyl and gets applied around the entire jar. After the etching process was finished, the flowers were colored.

jar with vinyl

This photo shows the jar covered in vinyl flowers and etchall creme. It only takes 15 minutes for the etching process to work.

etched jar

The jar pictured above is shown after being etched and cleaned. The design is really sweet and I could be satisfied with the project right now but my original idea was to add color.

The video tutorial below will walk you through the entire process. If you have never tried etching glass, I think the video would be a great way for you to better understand the entire process.

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jar with blue

Here is the finished jar in metallic blue. I used metallic wax paste in the color Bora Bora by Zuri. The flowers remind me of clouds in this version.

close up

I actually removed the variety of colors and switched to a buffing wax. In the close-up image, you can see the metallic quality of the wax. While the color in the photos shows up well, in person I was a bit frustrated by what appeared to me to be light and not as dramatic as I wanted.

I was probably just too close to the project and should have left well enough alone. The multi-colored version seems more whimsical to me while the metallic cloud version seems more sophisticated. Let me know which version you like best in the comments below.