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Glass ETCHING & ENGRAVING Stuff

Etching or engraving of glass requires no special skills such as glass cutting and soldering. You just need some Armour etching stencils, Armour etching cream, protective gloves and a brush. All of these items (even a piece of glass!) are included in the Armour Deluxe Etching Kit, so you can begin right away to decorate any kind of glassware you wish.

Mirrors, drinking glasses, windows, vases, tiles, and any clear glass objects lend themselves to acid etching. The Peel 'n' Etch and Over 'n' Over stencils we sell can also be used to decorate with paint on fabric, wood, plastic, or ceramics. You may also want to design and create your own stencils using Con-Tact paper, obtainable from Whittemore-Durgin or at any hardware store.


Armour Deluxe Glass Etching Kit
Armour Deluxe Glass Etching Kit
Item no: 7307
Armour Products item: 10-0101
Retail price: $21.69
3 or more $19.52 (10% discount)
6 or more $17.35 (20% discount)
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Permanently etch designs onto glassware of all kinds --glass jars, bevels, windows, mirrors, drinking glasses, eyeglasses and the like. This kit contains everything you need to get started: 85 Rub'N'Etch pre-cut glass etching stencils, a 3 oz. bottle of Armour Etch Cream, adhesive-backed vinyl for creating custom stencils, design patterns, stencil cutting knife, Camel hair brush, one pair of re-usable gloves, wooden applicator stick, full color instructions, and even a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of practice glass for your first glass etching project.

Just place the stencil on the glass, apply the etching cream, wait one minute and rinse off. It's that simple.

Etching Cream
Etching Cream

Armour Etching Cream, in two different sized bottles. Fun stuff.

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Armour Over 'n' Over Stencils
Armour Over 'n' Over Stencils

For use with etching cream, sandblasting, water-based paints, and even body paints, according to the manufacturer. When using for sandblasting, each stencil can be reused between 15-20 times depending on the amount of pressure, care of use, distance between the tip of the blasting gun and the stencil, and the type of abrasive (Armour recommends between 180-220 grit size, preferably 220).

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Armour Rub 'N' Etch Stencils
Armour Rub 'N' Etch Stencils

These delicate stencils are already cut and can be "rubbed onto" the glass. After etching, they are easily removed. (They are not reusable). Each sheet is 5" x 8" and contains a variety of subjects. They are packaged to include a wooden burnisher and complete instructions. All you need is some Armour Etching Cream, a small brush and some clear glass. (Protective gloves are recommended.)

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Armour Peel 'N' Etch Stencils
Armour Peel 'N' Etch Stencils

These pre-cut adhesive backed vinyl stencils are perfect for mirror decorating, door glass accents and wood carvings. Designed for chemical etching (with Armour Etching Cream), mirror removing, sandblasting, painting and staining of glass, mirror, tile, metal, granite and other non-porous surfaces. Each stencil includes complete photo illustrated instructions for a variety of applications. Not reusable. Most are approximately 6" or 7" square.

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Heirloom Stencils
Heirloom Stencils

These heirloom stencils are Gi-normous! These large stencils can be used on glass windows and they can also be used on walls with paint.  They have been discontinued by Armour, so they are truly unique!

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Glass Engraving Stuff
Glass Engraving Stuff
You can learn this technique very easily, and begin right away to create beautiful engraved pieces which are certain to be treasured as heirlooms for years to come.

This is a craft easily mastered by anyone, regardless of age. Only a few tools are required, and acceptable glass can be purchased anywhere in any desired shape. It is easy to learn how to engrave in glass, and you will quickly feel a sense of accomplishment.

There is hardly a more beautiful or personal present than a glass engraved with someone's initials, or a few words about a day which should be remembered.
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Sandblast and Etching Resist
Sandblast and Etching Resist

Sandblast Resist is strong, conformable vinyl material suitable as a sandblasting or etching mask.

It is coated with a specially formulated removable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. Specifically designed to be blade cut by hand or plotter, it applies easily and removes cleanly with no adhesive transfer or residue.

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Con-Tact Clear Self-Adhesive Paper
Con-Tact Clear Self-Adhesive Paper

One of the myriad ways to use Con-Tact paper is to to coat the back of your stained glass pattern before cutting it. The Con-Tact paper gives your pattern extra strength to withstand multiple use. If you're one of those people who grind glass with the pattern attached, this helps the pattern survive, to some degree.

Con-Tact paper can also be cut into shapes and used as a stencil, with paint on any flat surface, or with Armour Etching Cream in order to etch clear glass.

Another use is place it, sticky side up, at the bottom of your coaster mold, and then set your mosaic pieces on it. The Con-Tact paper will hold your pieces in place while you pour your cement over them. (This is a theoretical use. We tried it with stepping stone molds and it didn't work so well. Your mileage may vary.)

 

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