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Etched Storage Building Window


Patricia Sepp
August 10, 2022

Step 1

My husband’s suggestion was to hang a curtain on the inside. My mind went to No, No, No. Then I would have spiders and spider webs to look at. I wanted this window to have a pretty design, but I also wanted it to hide what was inside the shed. So, I decides to let the design be clear and etch the rest of the window. The first thing you will want to do is measure the panes of glass and then cut pieces of tracing paper the exact size of the windowpanes. This way you can play with your design and be sure of what you want. You may want to design your own pattern, but I decided to go through my stash of stencil designs and settled on a combination of two of them. The corners are from Tracey Moreau.

The design I used for all four corners is Elegant Corners Stencil 8.5 x 11 ST200.
The main design in the middle is from Deco Art ~ Brocade Motif. However, Tracy has many beautiful designs that would work just as well or even better.

Once you have decided on what you want, trace the design onto tracing paper.

Step 2

Run it through your “Brother Scan n Cut” machine or whatever cutting machine you prefer. Once you have scanned your designs, apply the appropriate size etchall etchmask onto the cutting matt and run it through the machine on cut mode. I recommend using only etchmask for a mistake proof window.

Once you have cut out your entire design find the center point of your window and work outward from there. You can also place you traced design on the other side of the window and use that for reference points. Once you have the etchall etchmask secure on the window, use the etchall squeegee and rub it over each design area to make sure there are no air bubbles and all the edges are secure. Now pour etchall etching crème onto a waxed pallet and using the etchall squeegee gently smooth the crème over the entire window make sure you don’t miss any spots.

Step 3

Allow to sit for 15 minutes. Using your squeegee very gently remove the etchall etching crème and return it to the original container. I then used a garden hose to hose down the entire window making sure that none of the etching crème remained. Now gently remove the yellow etchmask stencil. Enjoy your beautiful custom etched windows.

Looking at my back yard shed

This is the view I now have looking out my, family room window. No more cringing

My Beautifully Custom Etched Window (notice I also painted my thermometer & stenciled it to match the window)

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