This is my third attempt using Silhouette Glass Etching cream. Not ever having used etching cream before, my first attempt was much less than pleasing. I had designed a three letter monogram for a set of four wine glasses to give my daughter-in-law for Christmas. The glass was less round than this one and my stencil was round. I had a lot of bleeding of the cream beneath the stencil making for a fairly disastrous outcome.
My second try was a three initial serif font monogram on “rocks” glasses. These turned out very well because the glasses were evenly round.
In this, my third attempt, I designed the stencil in an oval hoping that the lack of roundness would eliminate the bleeding under the stencil. I only leave the cream on for 60 seconds after I have finished applying it, scrape the remainder off and rinse the glass immediately. You can tell there was just a small amount of bleeding beneath the stencil, so I am pleased.
This set of glasses I made as a birthday gift for my son’s girlfriend. Because everyone that knows me knows I am very frugal, I made her a “Poor Man’s Picnic” basket with the types of things I would buy: A bottle of wine from St. James Winery, a Missouri Winery, store brand Cheeze Whiz and Ritz crackers. The girlfriend is from Italy and had never had spray cheese before so she was in for a treat!