Etched Leaves Vase


8.75” Glass Cylinder Vase #7777 4570
Glass Hanging Votive #3000 8756
Etchall crème
Etchall Squeegee
Swivel blade craft knife
Stencil, your choice
Votive candle or floating candle



Wash and completely dry cylinder glass vase.

Choose a stencil with a design that you like. Keep in mind that the vase is a curved surface and how your design will look. The sample used an Iris border (#W8011 Wild Iris from StenSource). You will do one section of the vase at a time.

Trace the stencil design onto the etch mask sheet. Cut design from the stencil sheet leaving at least a 1.5” border area all around. Position the stenciled design onto the vase. Remove the backing and adhere to the vase.

Use a swivel blade craft knife to cut out the design from the mask. The swivel blade will give you cleaner cuts, especially around curves and tight corners. Remove the cut out mask areas, exposing the glass.

Because the cylinder vase has a curved surface, you will want to create “walls” around the design to keep the crème from spreading onto other surface areas. Use the edge of the etchmask to form the walls. Lift the edge of the mask up about 1”. Fold about ½” over, adhesive surfaces together leaving the edge free. Replace and adhere edge to surface, creating the wall. Repeat with all the edges until walls enclose design.

Following the etchall crème directions, etch the design on the vase. In general, you will spread the etchall crème over the design and leave on for 15 minutes. When ready, you will remove the crème with the squeegee and return to the bottle. Etchall crème is reusable. You will then rinse the etched surface with water to remove any remaining etch crème.

Repeat process until your vase is etched with your desired design.

For a candleholder – place colored marbles in the vase for accent. Place glass hanging votive holder in vase. Place a matching votive candle or add water and a floating candle.

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