Do not add or mix colors with Armor Etching Cream. Etching cream only frosts the glass; since the etching cream is rinsed off under water, no paint sticks.
Without removing the stencil, wash away the etching cream and allow the cutting board to dry. Paint the etched design with acrylic paint, being careful to stay within the etch. Remove the template.
Another way to add color to an etched wine glass is to use alcohol ink. This technique is really easy and very fast! Here’s what the etching looked like before: Put a few drops of alcohol ink in the etched areas.
Use Enamel based acrylic paint for easy painting.
Enamel based acrylic paint adheres to glass and looks transparent or vibrant depending on the number of coats you apply. The versatility and color range of these colors make them ideal for almost any etched glass project.
What happens if you leave the glass etching cream on for too long? It can weaken your stencil, making it even more difficult to remove, it can also scorch your glass as it “eats” at it. So be careful not to leave the glass etching cream on for too long.
Clean the glass pitcher with soap and water or rubbing alcohol; Let dry. Place 2 heaped tablespoons of Mod Podge in a container. Add 8 – 10 drops food coloring (you can mix colors) plus 1/2 teaspoon water and mix well. Pour the Mod Podge into the jar and swirl to coat.
If your finished etched glass becomes stained, it could mean that you either (1) didn’t apply a thick enough coat of Armor Etching Cream in a dabbing motion, or (2) the cream needs to stay on the glass a little longer before rinsing it off.
Finally, you want to make sure you leave the etching cream on the glass for a few minutes. Armor Etch’s instructions say 1 minute, but I’ve found that a thick layer of etch cream left on for 4-5 minutes gives a better, deeper, more defined etch.
Because the frosted etch is permanent, you can reapply dyes or remove them completely with an alcohol-based product. Most importantly, these products are not recommended for contact with unpackaged food. If you want to color a food container, do it outside of the glass where food won’t hit it.
ETCHING WITH COLOURS. Color etchings are obtained by making two or three plates, each containing different elements of the image and colored in a range of colors. The paper is fed back and forth through the press with a different plate at a time.
Easy to use and durable – Use with a pre-cut glass etch template or with a template you make yourself.