Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mirror Mirror, on the Wall- I love etchall® - A DIY project using a repurposed mirror, stencils and etchall®



Etched Mirror using etchall® etching creme
I am so excited to be part of the DCC blog hop featuring etchall® and their fabulous etching products!! Today, I want to share with you the ease  in using the etchall®etching creme and the amazing results you can have!  There are many etching products available to us and I have used many of them.  But once I started using etchall®, I was hooked!!  It etches deep, leaving a beautiful shade to your surface.  It can work on mirrors, glass, slate and more.  It's reusable - can you believe it?  You just scoop the excess back into the jar!!!  For this project, the supply list is short, the time it takes to etch is short but the enjoyment will last a lifetime!!  Let's get started...

Let's gather...

Thrift store find mirror
Etchall® etching creme
Stencil
Stencil tape or painters tape
Glass Cleaner and paper towels

Let's get etching...

1.  Lay mirror onto a surface such as a counter top or a table.  Be sure to protect the surface where you will be etching.
Taping the stencil

2.  Position stencil and then with stencil/painter's tape, Tape stencil securely to the mirror,keeping the stencil tight up against the mirror

3.  Pour a little of the etching creme on to the corner of the stencil.  Using the squeegee, begin to spread the creme across the stencil.  Apply this in one direction so as to not disturb the stencil
beginning to spread the creme

Any excess of creme, can go back in the jar!!!

4.  Once stencil is covered with the creme, set the timer to 15 minutes.

5.  When the 15 minutes are finished, begin to rinse with warm water, the stencil areas, trying to get all the creme off before removing the stencil
stencil covered in etchall® etching creme

6.  Remove the stencil and continue rinsing.

7.  Once all of the etching® creme has been rinsed away, use glass cleaner and paper towels to clean up any residue.

the finished piece
I absolutely fell in love with this mirror.  After is was all cleaned, I sanded the edges to reveal 4 layers of paint.  I left the patinas on the mirror to give it that vintage feel.  With the french sentiment stencil and the etchall® etching creme, this mirror could hang in the cafe or in your home!!

Until next time, look for thrift store mirrors, glasses and all those etching possiblities can become reality...all it takes is 15 minutes!!!  I hope you will give it a try!!

Be sure to join me on the blog hop to see what others have done with etchall® products!!

2 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! Thanks for the post. I really want to try this product now.

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  2. Thank you!! I hope you will enjoy etching!!!

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