Thanks to etchall®, your rubber stamps can now grace the etched surfaces of glass, mirror, ceramics or porcelain. You are no longer limited to stamping on paper or fabric.
etchall® etching crème and etchall® dip ‘n etch give etched surfaces texture or “tooth” that permanent ink stamping or embossing will adhere to. Because the etched surface is opaque, each side displays its own unique pattern and does not compete with designs on other portions of the glass.
To use rubber stamps on etched surfaces, simply follow these easy instructions.
- Etch your object with etchall® etching crème or etchall® dip ‘n etch. Etching prepares the surface to receive your stamp work. Think of it as a primer for glass.
- Stamp or emboss your design onto the etched surface. To rubber stamp on a rounded surface, such as a jar, ink the stamp and lay it flat on the table, ink-side up. Then roll your jar on top of the stamp to create an evenly stamped image.
- Add color to your stamped design with permanents inks, acrylics, or oils.
You can even create reverse or negative images, where the entire object is etched except for your stamped design. Your embossed image acts as a resist or stencil to prevent that section of glass from being etched.
To create a negative etched image with embossing powders, follow these easy to use instructions.
- Emboss your design on a glass surface before etching.
- Etch the item using etchall® etching crème or etchall® dip ‘n etch.
- Wash the item thoroughly, rubbing off the embossing powders.
- The area that was covered by your embossed design will be transparent, but the etched surface will have a smooth, white opaque finish.
etchall® produces an evenly etched finish that has texture or “tooth” that holds paint. Your tole painting is no longer limited to paper, wood, or tin. You can now take tole painting to exciting new levels. Recycle old glass bottle and jars to create lovely treasures and gifts.
To tole paint on an etched surface, simply follow these easy directions:
- Choose an object to etch…glass plate, bottle, ceramic lamp, china ornament or mirror.
- Etch the object according to the directions on the bottle. Think of etchall® as a primer for glass. etchall® is to glass, is what sandpaper is to wood.
- After etching, transfer the patterns onto the glass just as you would onto a wooden surface. Use acrylic, oil paints, or permanent inks to paint your masterpiece on the etched surface.
- Watch as your beautiful design unfolds on this “canvas of glass”. With etchall®, you now have many more surfaces on which to display your artistry. Remember, because the etched surface is opaque, each side displays its own unique pattern and does not compete with designs on other portions of the glass.
etchall® sets you free to explore tole painting new ways. You are limited only by your imagination.