Platinum Scraps was originally launched February of 2010 as a vision of several friends who met on the Cricut Message board who wanted to venture out into creating, sharing, and showcasing the many talents each of us possess. Platinum Scraps showcases the diversity in scrapbooking and features designers from all walks of life. To keep the tradition going, each week our design team is challenged to create a unique layout or card based on a sketch that exemplifies their skills and talents. We hope that we inspire your creations and we appreciate your continued love and support as we grow together.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Time Out Thursday - Glass Etching

This week, Sanura Scraps brings our viewers a step by step photo guide for glass etching.

Supplies Needed
Small container to hold etching cream
Glass Item (In this case, a plate)
Armor Etching Cream
Painter's Tape
Sponge Brush

Step 1
Turn plate over ( you should be working on the bottom of the plate)
Anchor the Stencil in place with the Painter's Tape on the flate side of the plate.
Be careful not to cover parts you intend to etch

Step 2
Pour your etching cream into your container

Step 3
Using your spong brush, "paint" the area of the stencil with the etching cream
Remember to cover every area of the glass item you want etched.
Take care to not allow your stencil to move. 
If this happens, cream will etch areas that weren't supposed to be covered.
Etching cream is not forgiving.  Once it touches and area, it is there to stay.
VERY IMPORTANT! allow the area you have etched to stand for a few minutes. 
Do not remove the stencil. 
This will allow the cream to bond to the item you are etching.

Step 4
Allow the cream to set for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Take a warm cloth and remove the etching cream.
Remove your stencil
Run the plate under warm water to remove remaining cream
Don't be alarmed if you don't see anything, your item is etched.

Step 5
Dry the plate
Embellish if desired



  1. I love the plate...can't wait to try with color great job

  2. I never thought to use other embellishments on top of the etching....Nice touch

  3. Sanura, great job!!! I love the final result..

  4. I love the final result. Beautiful!! I can't wait to try this.

  5. Great tutorial! so did you etch on the back of the plate? not the inside? if that makes sense...

  6. a silk purse from a sow's ear comes to mind as i see the transformation from simple plate to elegant server!


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