I'm really excited to share this project with you today because I have been wanting to do an etched window project for months. What kept me from doing it was how to get the look of these windows if I couldn't use stencils to accomplish it and I feared an etching solution would ruin any stencil I tried to use.
So last week while I was making one of my five trips to Joann's to find things to complete my French chair project, I actually found a sales person who had some knowledge of the products they carried. I asked for an etching solution, and the woman walked me right over to the Martha Stewart section.
Leave it to Martha to come up with this great product. It's called Etch Effects. You can use it with regular stencils and it will not hurt the stencils as long as you wash it off before it dries.
I already had found three windows at the salvage yard and I was ready to try to transform a clear glass window into a work of art which I did with the help of my Maison De Stencils. They fit great inside the window sash and all I had to do was dab on the Etch Effect from the wrong side. I let it dry and voila, I had my etched glass. Now I'm sure if I took a razor blade to the etching it would come off, but I bet it would take some work. I'm sure I can clean the windows without damaging the design. So there you have it. What will they think of next?
One of my windows is very wide so I used painters tape and scotch tape to do some striping. I'm thrilled with the results too. By the way, I am not compensated in any way by Maison de Stencils for promoting their products. I just truly love how beautiful they are and how easy they are to use. I've created some wonderful projects with their help. Their link is on my side bar so please pay them a visit. I know you will love their stencils as much as I do.
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