10” Glass Dinner Plate, 7” Glass Salad Plate, 4” Glass Candle Stick Holder, Paper Towels, Old Plastic Container (deep enough to dip the candle holder into), Scissors, Rubbing Alcohol, E-6000 Glue, Dollar store plastic funnel Contact Paper or etchall etchmask, Painters Tape, Black Transfer paper, pencil or pen. A craft cutting machine (Circuit, Silhouette or Brother Scan N Cut ) Helpful but not necessary. If you don’t have a cutting machine, then you will need the etchall swivel knife & pick knife.
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etchall dip ‘n etch
etchall etching crème
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Transferring the design
Cover the area you are working at with plastic. For etching the bottom and top of the plates, clean the plates with soap and water and dry well with a lint free paper towel. To make sure there is no oil residue on the plate. I also take a cotton ball and wipe over the plate with rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry. Trace the bottom plate design onto a 12” by 12” piece of tracing paper and the top plate design unto a 10” by 10” piece of tracing paper. Then scan your design through the Brother Scan N Cut or other cutting device. Now place your etch mask onto the cutting mat and run it through the machine to cut out the design.( Circuit, Silhouette whatever you are used to using). If you don’t have a cutting machine you can place a piece of etch mask or a large piece of contact paper, a bit larger than the plate, and remove the plastic backing to expose the adhesive vinyl and place it over the entire bottom of the plates (this is for the dinner plate & salad plate). It may take a bit of shifting the pattern around and maybe even cutting it in places to make it fit. If there is any exposed glass, cover it with painter’s tape and seal it down well. Also make sure the outer rim of the place is well covered. Slide a piece of transfer paper under the design. Using a pen or sharp pencil trace the design onto the etchmask or the contact paper. Gently lift the design and look at the plate to make sure the whole design is transferred Now cut out the design using a combination of the etchall swivel knife and pick knife. Use the etchall detail pick to pick out any pieces. Now use the etchall squeegee to rub down the air bubbles. remove the pieces that are to be etched.
Etching the Plates
Using the etchall etching crème, Stir the crème and then gently pour the etchall crème on to the contact paper. Use the squeegee to pull the crème over the exposed glass. Leave the crème on for 15 minutes. Use the squeegee to return the cream to the jar for reuse. Rinse the plate in water and remove the excess cream. (Be careful not to get any etching crème on marble counter as the crème will etch marble also) When the excess crème is completely rinsed off remove the adhesive design.
Dip n’ etch
Cover the area you are working at with plastic. Remove any residue on the outside of the glass with a paper towel moistened with alcohol. Place the candle stick holder you want to etch in an empty plastic container. Fill the container with water to the height of the candle stick holder . Now mark the outside of the container with a permeant sharpie pen where the water line is. Now pour dip n’ etch into the container up to the water mark line. Place the glass into the container and leave it in the dip n’ etch for 15 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes remove the glass and rinse it under running water. Pat dry. Using the Dollar store funnel return the solution to the original container.
Gluing the Candle
Place a small bead of E-6000 glue around the top edge of the candle holder. Turn the 7” salad plate upside down on a level surface. Turn the candle stick holder upside down so that the glue adheres to the center of the 7” place. Weight down with a heavy object like a book. Allow to sit for 24 hours. Place the candle stick holder in the center of the 10” dinner plate. You now have a lovely plate to serve cookies, candies, cupcakes or Hors d’oeuvres.
I prefer not to glue the candle stick holder to the bottom of the plate for easier storage. Enjoy.
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