Etch Layered Glass with Stencils: “Grow Love” Herb Garden

Etch Layered Glass with Stencils: “Grow Love” Herb Garden2018-03-15T10:31:25-04:00

Project Description

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Etched images on the 4 planes that a floating fame provides (front and back of each of 2 pieces of glass) gives fantastic dimension to what would normally be a flat piece of art. Coloring the etched areas with colored pencils and PanPastel Colors adds pop. Best of all, if you have stencils on hand, you have lots of images you can work with. These step-by-step instructions and tutorial video will show you how to turn an ordinary floating frame in to a one-of-a-kind home decor accent.




  1. bailey earith March 14, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    hoping and hopping

  2. Edwige V. March 14, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Absolutly stunning ! Love it !

  3. Helen Markee March 14, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    beautiful!! thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Cindy Langston March 14, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I LOVE the way you have chosen to use this and adding the color to it Joe! This is so beautiful and provides yet another example of how this product can be used. Thank you!

  5. Gini Cagle March 14, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

    What a fun project! Makes me ready for spring!

  6. Terry O' March 14, 2018 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Great video – and I love the depth you created by etching on all 4 sides of the glass. Beautiful!

  7. Pat Gonzales March 14, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I bought the Etchall cream from you at Stampaway last year — and never thought I could use my collection of Stencil Girl stencils with it! I’m off to get the stencil spray — this is such a great idea! And I have a collection of “special” frames that I’ve purchased over the years that I can use them on.

    • Joe Rotella March 14, 2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you!!! That’s really kind of you to say!!

  8. Jean Marmo March 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Omg – I love this! What a cool project!

  9. Dee Spillane March 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Joe, I always love your projects. This is amazing. I need to find one of these frames

  10. steph March 14, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    What a great project.

  11. Kathe Deck March 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    wow – the additional color really makes this project outstanding!

  12. Nadine Carlier March 14, 2018 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Love how you colored the images, so pretty!

  13. Janet Ingraham March 15, 2018 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Great tutorial for this awesome layered scetch

  14. Donna Goggin March 15, 2018 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Wow! I love this. So creative.

  15. Susie Bentz March 15, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Absolutely glorious! Love the colors you added – will definitely have to try that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Diane Murphy March 15, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Lovely piece. Thanking you for sharing your expert techniques.

  17. Patty March 15, 2018 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Really great techniques! Love the dimension!

  18. Nancy Curry March 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Loved this, Joe!

  19. Debi Vought March 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Excellent idea, Joe!! Really love this! I’ll have to try it.

  20. Ginnie March 15, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your process!

  21. Catherine Lenoci March 15, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful project, video was great with clear instructions!

  22. maria soto March 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    beautiful, I wish for Spring even more now.

  23. erin reed March 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    this is amazing, such a neat effect!!

  24. Mary Holshouser March 16, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the detailed instructions.
    Love the dimension to the project.
    Looks like real flowers floating in the
    frame. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Joe Rotella March 16, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks! So glad you liked it! I always worry if my instructions make sense so your comment really makes me feel good. Thank you!

  25. Annette Reed March 17, 2018 at 12:17 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed watching you create this project. It is very pretty. I’m wondering though about the durability of the color. Will the color stay on even when you wash the glass or will it fade if you apply a glad cleaner? Thanks for showing us this great frame!

    • Joe Rotella March 17, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Hi Annette! Yes, I do believe the color might fade over time when you wash it (with water or cleaner). I suppose you could keep the etching/color limited to the two interior planes (in this case there are two, since there are two pieces of glass in the frame). If you wanted more planes, add more glass.

      I’m also thinking if you wanted to make the project “as is” you could carefully cover the coloring on the exterior planes with a medium, like Mod Podge. Just “paint” the Mod Podge inside the etched areas. That should protect the coloring.

  26. Cathy Potosky March 17, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love this and love how delicate the flowers and the colours look!

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