Armour Etch Cream - 10 Oz

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Product Features

  • Etch designs into your glass in just 3 steps!
  • Paste works well on all glass, especially dichroic and iridized art glass
  • Simple 5 minute process
  • Sold in a 10 oz bottle

Product Description

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Etching is a great technique for creating beautiful designs on glass. Just apply a stencil, brush on etching cream, let it stand a few minutes, and wash off. Etched designs on mirrors look especially decorative and are very popular. Or try etching on dichroic glass to add perfect detail to jewelry. Note: always wear rubber gloves when using etching cream. Will not etch plastic and some Pyrex.

Design shown in cabochon below from Flowers #1294. Snowflake project created by artist Kayleigh Clark.

Step-By-Step: Bottle Votive Holder
Step A
Step B

1. Place self sticking stencil on glass.

2. Apply etching cream.
Step C
Step D

3. Wait 5 minutes and rinse.

4. Mark your place then repeat steps 1 through 3.

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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Etches dichro nicely
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Pros : Quickly etches the dichro off of dichroic glass. I'm a fuser, and this stuff gives me the tool to create great detail etched in dichro. Apply vinyl or reusable type stencils to the dichro side of well-cleaned glass. Paint this stuff on in a pretty thick layer. Wait 5-8 minutes then rinse off. Wherever the stencil was, dichro will remain. Fuse as usual. BTW, the stencil needs to be created reversed from normal reading.
Cons : I wasn't looking at this product to give quality ETCHED glass results since I'm just using it to eat away dichro. But I'll say it only does a superficial etch with some evenness issues and so can't be compared to sand blasting.
Other Thoughts : "Time delay" BURNS your skin, and any dried bits from around the lid can be reactivated, so BE CAREFUL. (if you get this on your skin and don't remove it right away, you'll know what I mean about "time delay" :)
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Armour Etch Cream
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Pros : Works great. Gets into all the fine lines. Does not smell. Easy to use.
Cons : None
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Excellent for small projects
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Pros : I was pleased to find Armour Etch Cream to work very well on tiny lines in the Rub n Etch stencils. I was concerned about bleeding under the edges, but both products worked well together. I agree with the other reviews that you must be very careful to secure your mastic, tape or Rub n Etch to avoid bleed-under.
Cons : Sometimes, the surface does not appear evenly etched.
Other Thoughts : I prefer sand-blasted etching, but in many cases, this paste works better with less mess.
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