- Pint glass – available at most Dollar Stores, restaurant supply stores or even Goodwill
- Alcohol wipe
- etchall® etching crème
- etchall® etchmask
- etchall® etchmask transfer sheets
- etchall® Detail Pick Tool
- etchall® Squeegee
- Plastic spoon
- Tool to cut the etchmask, such as the Brother ScanNCut or the etchall® Swivel Knife
- Paper towels
- Basin with water (or access to a sink and running water)
Follow these step by step instructions and check out the video tutorial.
- Cover your work area with paper or plastic drop cloth.
- Cut out the stencil from etchmask using an electronic cutting machine or the swivel knife. Here’s a PDF and an SVG of the design that fits a pint glass perfectly.
- Rinse the surface to be etched with water or clean with an alcohol wipe to remove all dirt, fingerprints or oils. Do not use glass cleaner as leftover residue may resist etching.) Dry with a coffee filter, paper towel, or lint-free cloth.
- Cut a piece of transfer sheet to fit the size of the stencil.
- Apply the transfer sheet to the stencil and burnish it down well.
- Separate the backing sheet away from the vinyl, so the vinyl is on the transfer sheet and the sticky side of the vinyl is exposed.
- Transfer the stencil to the glass and burnish it down well. Use the fleshy part of your finger and press the stencil down well. Don’t rub your finger back and forth over the stencil because you might lift the edges. Weed the stencil using the etchall® Detail Pick Tool.
- Use the painters tape to make a “gutter” on each side of the stencil. These gutters will catch any creme than might drip down the side of the glass.
- Cover any other exposed glass close to the edges of the stencil cut-outs to protect the glass.
- Use the plastic spoon to apply a heavy coat (about 1/8″ thick) of etchall creme to the exposed glass.
- Leave etching crème on design for 15 minutes. After etching time has elapsed, use the squeegee to return the crème back into the original container for later re-use.
- Wash the etched surface with the sponge in the basin or under running water to remove any remaining crème. Remember to keep crème away from porcelain sinks or ceramic tiles! After all crème has been thoroughly rinsed away, remove and discard the stencil and wash again in the basin or under running water.
- Wash and dry the glass and you’re ready to enjoy a pint of your favorite beverage! Your glass is permanently etched and dishwasher safe.