I met a lady at CHA who was willing to send anyone who wanted it a free sample of etchall. No strings attached. When I visit with her I told her I had never etched so I was not comfortable asking for a free sample. She told me it did not matter, she was looking for crafter at all levels. If I didn't try it how would I know how it worked, or if I like to work with it. Sounds about right eh? So I agreed to let her send me a sample and I would play with it.
That was in mid July . . . this past week, I received a package by UPS from her. I honestly thought she has changed her mind and decided not to waste her samples. In today's economy, I was fine with that decision. I was shocked when I open my package and found more than just a sample of the product. I received the 4 ounce etching crème, the 4 ounce dip n' etch liquid, the picking tool, a scrapping tool, a hummingbird pattern and a small mirror.
It took me a few days to get brave enough to try it, but once I did, I have a new love.
Simple, yes, but when I try out something new, I like my project to be simple, to ensure I am not discourage with the outcome. Really though, there was not a lot I could have done to mess up this project. It was that easy. The biggest key is getting the etching crème laid out evenly over the pattern. I believe this is why I have some darker spots in my design.
I remembered to take just two pictures of my process.
|The etching crème over the top of my pattern. |
Now, my next project is the etching liquid. I first have to find a bowl that I can pour the etching liquid in because I have a bigger glass flower bowl I want to etch.
Have you worked with etchall? What were your results?
Thanks for taking time to look.