Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Impressabilities Tutorial: Glass Etching

0509 KC alt Etched Glass with Impressabilities 300

Good morning! Its another exciting post for me, as I can share with you this fun technique with Spellbinders Impressabilities! I used glass etching cream and a small mirror to create a beautiful candle plate.

supplies needed

For this tutorial, I am going to show you on a glass ornament, which also takes the glass etching cream beautifully! (hey, there is another great Christmas present idea! :))

You will need:

  • Spellbinders Impressabilities
  • Gloves to protect your hands
  • Glass Etching cream
  • Foam brush
  • Repositionable adhesive (recommend 3L)
  • Glass object
  • Paper to protect your work surface


Start by placing repositionable adhesive on the back of your Impressabilities. I am recommending the green dot runner from 3L because it comes off easily when you wash the glass etching cream off at the end of this process. Make sure that you have the Impressabilities COMPLETELY adhered and flat against your glass surface.

applying cream

Put gloves on to protect your hands and work in a well ventilated area. Apply the cream thickly to the entire glass surface. This will not harm your Impressabilities.

what cream looks like

Look at the pile of cream in the top left—see how thick it is? Your ENTIRE glass surface should be covered like this. Leave the cream sit for several minutes. The directions say less, but the longer it sits, the better the pattern from the Impressabilities appeared. Once time has passed, wash the cream off the glass and the Impressabilities. The glass will be permanently etched.

etched glass another view

Here is another view of the glass etched mirror. Hope you had a good long weekend! Tomorrow the little man starts pre-school, so its a busy day making sure we have everything ready to go for the morning. I am excited for him and his new adventure, but we shall see how I really feel tomorrow after I drop him off! :) thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Spellbinders Impressabilities (Flower), Glass Etching Cream (Michael’s), 3L Adhesive (Repositionable Dots)


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh how cool does that glass look now. Great job.
I hope your little one got off to school okay and you do well! Big hugs...

Julie Masse said...

Very neat Kim!! I just got my first Impressabilities today . . now to use it! :)

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow, this is a neat little idea you are sharing and now it means spending more money but also having fun. Love how that comes out, it is totally awesome. Pat

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