Etching cream is an acidic liquid used to permanently highlight cuts made into a crystal surface. This type of cream is typically made from hydrofluoric or sulfuric acid. Etching crystal is a craft that combines powerful chemicals with a fairly simply process to modify the appearance of crystal windows, doors and dishes.
To use etching cream, place the stencil or design against the crystal surface. Secure the cream into place using tape. Tracing the design into the crystal using your knife. Remove the stencil and clean the crystal thoroughly.
The etching cream fills the space in the crystal created by the cuts, so that the lines are visible. When selecting a project to use etching crystal, think about the design, complexity, crystal structural strength, and time required. This type of craft is very manual, providing creative opportunities for skilled artisans.
Buy Etching Cream Online
Armour Glass Etching Cream is a fast acting specially formulated crystal etching compound that lets you create permanently etched designs on windows, mirrors and household crystal. Create your own custom crystal etching stencil or use a pre made stencil like Rub N Etch, Over N Over or Peel N Etch. This unique crystal etching system allows anyone to personalize and decorate crystal or mirrors in minutes with no previous experience. Try it, you will love it. Not intended for use by children. Will NOT etch Pyrex or plastices. NOT recommended for etching large solid areas of crystal.
Here are a list of online etching cream resellers, and we will keep it updated:
1. Starting from $8.50 at CraftPeddler.net
2. Starting from $8.50 at EtchWorld.com
3. Starting from $9.34 at StainedGlassExpress.com
4. Starting from $5.85 at DickBlick.com
How to Apply Etching Cream
When applying glass/crystal etching cream, make sure to cover table underneath. Apply etching cream to a glass/crystal etching project with the tips in this free video on how to etch glass/crystal from a crafts expert.