What a lovely thing it would be to give a bouquet of flowers in this LOVE vase etched by you. Whether it is Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or just to let someone know you care, they will be sure to keep the vase long after the flowers are gone.
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#21-1630 Over N Over Valentine stencil
#21-1638 Over N Over 1 inch Letter stencils
#08-9415 Masking tape
10 inch Cylinder vase
Black fine line marker
Soft paper towels.
1. Wash the Vase in hot, soapy water and dry with soft paper towels
2. Stand the ruler up along side the vase. Make a marker line 5 inches down from the top. Turn the vase side to side and make a mark at that same 5 inch level until you have a line approx 4 inches across. This gives you a level line and a center point for your design. Do not worry about the marker line, it will come off when you rinse the vase. If it does not, it will with any glass cleaner.
3. Start by applying the L and the O. Line up the bottom edge of the stencil with the top of the line. When you apply the O next to the L, also overlap the edges where they meet.
4. Now apply the V and the E, the same way you did the first two letters, only these will be underneath the L and O. overlap edges wherever the two stencils meet.
5. Next you will apply the heart borders. One goes above the letters, the other below. You have different options on how to etch these. One is to cut the border up into sections with 5 hearts to each section. Another option is to have two Valentine stencil sheets and place one entire strip above and the other below the letters, but you will center five of the hearts under the letters and cover the rest with masking tape. The last option, if you have only one stencil to work with and you do not want to cut the border in pieces, you will have to etch the upper first with the letters and then go back and etch the bottom row after.
6 .Cover the entire face of the glass with masking tape where the stencils are, overlapping all edges. Cover the glass all the way to the top of the vase.
7. Put on the rubber gloves. Load the brush with Armour Glass Etching cream. PAT the etch cream onto the stencil (do not brush it on) in a random pattern until the stencil is thoroughly covered with a 1/4 inch of cream. View the directions and How To Videos HERE.
8. Leave cream on for 5 minutes
9. Turn the vase upside down so no water will go inside it while rinsing. Rinse off all of the etching cream off under running water. Remove the stencils and masking tape and rinse again. Pat the stencils dry and return to the carrier sheet.
This design would look good on other pieces of glass too, like a serving platter, 8x10 picture frame or a framed mirror
We think it would also look terriffic on our large 27 oz mugs #60-7010