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Zebra Designed Glass

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This cute zebra design from Etchworld Armour will make any glass look fabulous. Have a crazy exotic animal themed party and you have the perfect favors. It can also be used as vase with a great pattern.

Materials:

  • Armour Etch Cream*, Sand Etch Kit** or Pencil Bottle Blaster***
  • Straight sided, smoke glass or colored glass drinking tumblers (this project can also done as a vase)
  • 31-0401 BeigeVinyl masking
  • Old credit card or letter opener
  • Thick towel (optional)
  • Craft knife
  • Craft or sponge brush
  • Pencil or marker that will write on the vinyl masking
  • Scrap or sheet of computer paper
  • Popsicle stick 

 

Steps:

  1. Wash & dry glass in hot soapy water prior to applying stencil.
     
  2. Cut a piece of vinyl masking slightly longer and wider than the length & circumference of your glass.
     
  3. Wrap the piece of vinyl masking completely around glass, applying and smoothing in one direction as you go, leaving no gaps or air bubbles. This may be easier to do if you lay the glass down on its side on a thick, folded towel. Trim masking at the top & bottom.
     
  4. With a pencil or marker, draw irregular vertical lines down the glass to simulate Zebra stripes. Use the photo as a guide.
     
  5. Cut out one stripe at a time and peel away a section. This will be the part that will be etched. Work one section at a time, so when you get to the last section you can make any adjustments needed on the width of the last stripe before you cut it out.
     
  6. Take a piece of paper and lay over remaining masking. Take a popsicle stick, letter opener or old credit card and rub over the paper to smooth down the vinyl. Examine every strip of masking remaining and make sure every edge is tight to the glass. The better the masking is bonded to the glass, the better your results will be.
     
  7. Etch the glass with your preferred method. If you are using the Etch cream, do not apply the cream on the stripes like your painting (straight strokes). It will come out streaky and blotchy. Instead, pat the cream on randomly with the sponge brush, going back around to fill in any spaces until every spot of glass is covered.
     
  8. Rinse glass under warm, running water until all cream or sand is off the glass. Remove masking and rinse again.
     
  9. Dry glass & enjoy!
     

 

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