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Armour Etch

Reported by Erin Bassett

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I’m a big fan of creating personalized gifts for people – things they couldn’t get anywhere else. It really shows them how much you care. Using Armour Etch on glass products allows you to do just that!

The first test I wanted to use it on was on a mirror. I started by washing off the glass container with dish soap and water to remove any dirt or other residues that could be on there.

Next, I used my Cricut Expression to cut out a design on vinyl (using the new Cindy Loo cartridge). I weeded out the areas of the design that I wanted to etch and then I adhered the vinyl to my glass jar using transfer tape.

I then needed to apply the etching cream to the mirror. The directions say to shake well, but since the product is so thick I’m not sure how effective my shaking was. Using a foam brush I applied the etching cream to the mirror so that it thickly covered my design and overlapped with the vinyl. Per the directions, I spread it up and down, and left to right. I let it sit for about 5 minutes.

Once the 5 minutes was up I rinsed off the etching cream off the mirror and then dried it off with a paper towel.

I also tried it on a glass Yankee Candle jar. I followed the same steps as above (using the Wall Decor & More and Home Accents Cricut cartridges) although since my candle jar was round I did rotate it so that gravity wouldn’t help the cream slide off any part of the design.

It’s such a fast and easy product to use. However, children should NOT use this product. The jar even states that you should be over 18 years old to use it.

Pros:

  • Quickly and permanently etches on glass
  • Can be used with vinyl to create custom designs

Cons:

  • Contains a lot of dangerous stuff! For adult use only (keep away from pets too!)
  • Cannot be used on all brands of Pyrex glassware

Have you had a chance to use Armour Etch on glass yet? Show us the link to your project…we’d love to take a look!