The BEST Color Etching on Glass – Three Different Methods Tested!

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I’m SO excited to share a new technique with you: color glass etching! Etching is an elegant way to permanently decorate glass, but sometimes I want a little more color in my decor. And I know you do, too! And so do you! Many of you have asked, “How can I add color to my etched glass to make my etching stand out more?” so I set out to find the answer. I’ve tested several color products and techniques with vinyl stencils customized and cut on my Cricut. I’m excited to share my favorite option for coloring etched designs on glass. The results might surprise you!

Topics covered in this color etching on glass video:
0:00 – Color Etching on Glass Projects
0:56 – Tools & Supplies of Color Etching on Glass
4:12 – Step 1: Get a Glass Etching Stencil Design
5:53 – Step 2: Customize & Cut Your Stencil Design
11:50 – Step 3: Prepare the Glass and Stencil for Etching
14:56 – Step 4: Apply the Vinyl Stencil to the Glass
20:09 – Step 5: Color the Etched Glass Design
23:35 – How to Set the Color Etching
26:11 – How to Care for Your Glass Etched Projects

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* One (1) 20 oz Stemless Wine Glass –
* One (1) 9.25″ Glass Dinner Plate –
* One (1) 10″ Glass Vase -
(You can use another glass item — just measure your item to determine if you need to change the design size)
* Rub n Buff Finish –
* Oil-Based Paint Pens –
* Water-Based Paint Markers –
* Scrap Paper — to prep paint pens
* Armour Etch Cream —
* Disposable Gloves — a few pairs since you will need some for etching and others for applying the color
* Paint Brush — to apply Armour Etch
* Painter’s Tape — to protect clear glass from etching cream
* Paper Towels — to buff and remove excess paint
* Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol — to clean glass and remove paint or wax smears
* Lint-Free Cloth or coffee filter
* Respirator — with proper fit
* Respirator Cartridge — to fit your respirator
* Safety Goggles — if your respirator doesn’t cover your eyes
* Apron — to protect your clothing
* Butcher Paper — to protect your work surface
* Access to running water in a stainless steel or plastic sink to rinse off excess etching cream
* A method to cut your vinyl — I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3, but you can also use the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Series
* Cricut Green StandardGrip Mat (12″ x 12″)
* Cricut Permanent Premium Vinyl, a bit larger than your stencil design – any color
* Cricut StandardGrip Transfer Tape, a bit larger than your stencil design
* Weeding Tool
* Timer
* Lint Rollers — optional, to hold item in place while working on it
* Design #380 (available in my free resource library at )

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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