April 24, 2018

Etching Old Picture Frames To Give Them New Life

Hello! Today I am sharing how I etched on some old picture frames to give them new life. I found some wall art at a garage sale and thought it would be fun to etch the glass on the pictures.

Using a marker, I traced around the photo in the frame, so I knew where I wanted to do my etching. 

Then I found some images of birds on the internet and cut them out with my Silhouette Studio Program and my Silhouette Cameo using the etchall etchmask.  Once I had the birds cut out, I stuck the etchmask onto the front of the glass making sure I had the correct placement of them by looking at my traced marker lines.

Then following the direction of the etchall etching creme, I added the creme over the cut out bird areas and let sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, I scrapped up the creme and placed back into the jar and washed off the extra creme from the glass piece and removed the etchmask.
Dried and added the glass and photo back in the frame and I was done. Super easy!

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  1. Etchall
    Etchall Hello to all scrapbook lovers and picture framers!! Great job. This personalizes any picture. Everyone has a framed picture....go far it!! Thanks for adding that "personal" touch!!
    I really like the overlay. It show the etching against the background colors. Barbee...<{{}}><


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