I bought a bottle of etching creme this past summer, but since I was pregnant then I was afraid to use it because of the fumes. Thanksgiving weekend I got up the nerve to try etching bottles.
The directions say to work in a well ventalated area, to wear gloves and that the product should work in five minutes. My creme must be past it's prime. There were no fumes. I could easily touch it and it took over 45 minutes to etch anything.
Still, I was happy enough with my first attempt ( a gift to be revealed at a later time) to try another.
I used stickers to make a random dot pattern and slathered on the creme. I waited over an hour and washed it off. It's hardly perfect. There are many bare patches and I tried to cover those with more creme and time, but finally I gave up and declared, "It is good enough."
I filled the bottle with tinsil and added some shiny stickers. Then I spray painted and glittered the cap. Finally I drilled a small hole in the cap and inserted this star pick I got from Joannes.
I have a bunch of ideas for the etching creme and may just have to upgrade to a better quality. Although, with no fumes, it's probably worth the time to stick with what I have.
Have you used etching creme? Do you have any tips?