Glass Etching: Printing Stencil Designs Onto Vinyl

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Use a printer to transfer glass etching designs to vinyl. Create a vinyl stencil for a glass etching project with tips in this free video on how to etch glass from a crafts expert.

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Hi, I'm Robin, and we're making a skull and cross bones candle holder with etched glass. This way to put your stencil on the vinyl, is to just cut out a piece of the vinyl, and run it through your printer. And it's going to depend on the type of printer that you have. Mine took a couple of times to do it. It might get clogged up in there, it just depends on the printer that you have. But what I did was, I ran this little piece through the printer. And the ink doesn't dry very well, so I immediately put a bigger piece over the top of it, so that the ink wouldn't smear. And then you take off the back of both pieces, this is what it looks like, and you're just going to put it on your candle holder, or whatever glass object that you're going to use. Make sure that there's no bubbles, and that it is flat and even. And this is kind of curved so it's going to make it a little bit difficult. If it has curves like this, bubbles, just work them out with your fingernail, or with the popsicle stick that we used earlier, and just work with it until it's on smoothly. If you have to lift it up and work with it some more, that works out good. And we're just working that on.

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