First I pulled out my Cricut, some fun cartridges (Going Places and Graphically Speaking), a 6"x6" piece of black vinyl and 2 clean wine glasses. I used Armour Etch and you can get it at any craft store. It is about $6 for a small bottle but it will last a LONG time. You apply it with a sponge brush - you don't want to get this on your skin.
I chose 2 different snowflakes and cut them at 2" using the black vinyl. I am using the reverse/negative of the cut. I peel the backing and stick it to the glasses making sure to get some clean edges. It is tough because of the curve of the glasses. Any bubbles near the edges will cause the cream to creep out and affect the design.
Here is the glasses with the etching cream. You don't have to use too much. You just want to make sure the design is covered. You them let it sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes you wipe off the excess cream and rinse the glasses in the sink.
Once the glass is clean and you remove the vinyl to get this! How neat is that?!?!
Here are both designs side by side. I wish I had better pictures but I think you get the idea. I can't wait to do other projects. I want to monogram some glassware, trays and anything else I can think off. I am also going to explore the world of vinyl too. My Cricut will be getting some serious action...
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it inspires you to try glass etching. Remember to get over to GoFish Challenges and see what everyone else has created.