Asked on Dec 09, 2013

Glass etching cream?

by Jann
Is there an alternative or a homemade recipe for this? I've been reading that the store bought product doesn't always work well. I want to make a few personalized Christmas gifts and getting right if I can on the first try!
  5 answers
  • Andrea Andrea on Dec 10, 2013
    Jann, I have used Armour Etch (found at Michael's) on clear glass with great success, but you have to leave it on for at least 20 minutes not 5 per the directions. I use vinyl as a stencil cut w/ my Cricut. I'm not aware of a homemade version, it 'll be interesting to see if someone else posts one.
  • AmericanWoman AmericanWoman on Dec 10, 2013
    I have looked for a homemade recipe for this and I couldn't find one. I'm sorry.
  • Jann Jann on Dec 10, 2013
    That's ok! Thanks for looking Jenni. Jann
    • Jann Jann on Dec 15, 2013
      Andrea, Jenni and Shirley-thank you all. So very much appreciated. Jann
  • Shirley803 Shirley803 on Dec 11, 2013
    I use an air eraser with aluminum oxide media. You have to use an air compressor with the air eraser to do the etching. I use my KNK electronic cutter to make stencils. I sell on Etsy. I've sold a lot of etched pie plates in the last few weeks. If there is a something and can't get it completed, I would be glad to help you!
  • Leona Martin Leona Martin on Oct 15, 2015
    Can you etch a photo on a glass vase?