I popped over to Michaels & picked up some Glass Etching Cream. It was $20, but I used my 40% off coupon & there’s a bunch left in the bottle. The Patio Lantern Tea Lite was from IKEA, next door to Michaels and was $3. As you can see I didn’t use stickers, I thought I’d try Painter’s tape. Hmmm.
With punching you’re own stickers, I found putting the stick side out is less annoying for things getting stuck on the punch.
Like I said, I’ve never tried this before, so I wasn’t exactly sure what a “thick coat” was. Off to the garage & quickly while my youngest doesn’t notice me gone, paint, paint paint. I think I should have made the layer thicker, but I was being beckoned. I left it a bit longer than it said on the package, but I read on someone else’s blog that it was better to leave it 15 minutes rather than the 1 minute. I didn’t have a choice, I had to wait 15 minute, other wise I would have had ‘helpers’.
And well this is how it turned out:
So day light lit, it’s okay for a rushed first attempt IMO.
But check it out all lit up! Hang a bunch of these around the table…much more romantic for a backyard dinner for two. Try to zone out umpteen kids running around, it’s more calm then.
Used: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Painters Tape, Armour Etch Etching Cream,