Personalized Brush Holder
Hey there!! You made it to another stop on the StencilGirl + Etchall Blog Hop. I'm delighted to share my take on a simple project using the Etchall Creme, a Mason jar, and the Planner Winter Symbols #6 Stencil.
I have to admit this felt difficult at first because it was super simple. So simple that I thought I was doing it wrong. But I wasn't and I love the result. Keep reading to see what I did and the ONE thing you'll want to know if you try this too.
First I gathered all of my supplies and read the directions. This is a crucial step because it really does matter how you follow these instructions. Again, I was making it more complicated that it needed to be. In hindsight, I should have read the directions twice. I would have realized that I could make multiple jars at once really easily and quickly. If you do this project, definitely make one for a friend.
Next I cleaned the surface of the Mason jar. Then I used the Etchall Stencil Spray to make the back of my stencils sticky enough to hold onto the glass while the creme did it's work. Once the stencils were sticky I positioned them on the jar and added the creme using the squeegee that comes with the kit. After doing several stencils I realized that I liked the results best when I had a thicker coating of creme.
Then I waited the 15 minutes for the etching to happen. Set a timer! Seriously. Set a timer :-).
After the required 15 minutes to let the creme sit on the surface, I came in with a moist paper towel and wiped away the creme. I didn't bother trying to save it and put it back in the jar (which I read is possible).
Instead, I wiped away the creme and threw the paper towel away.
I couldn't quite catch the effect with my camera, so I made this little video of me twirling the jar so you can see the multiple stencils.
Now, here's the PRO TIP that you can't ignore -- after you've wiped off the creme, WASH THE SURFACE -- including the newly etched areas. It really does make a difference in how this project looked in the end. The photo at the start of this blog post does not capture the cleaned version of the jar and looks really cloudy. But here in the video you can see how beautifully etched each stencil image appears.
That's all I did. Super easy, right? I sure hope you'll give this a try and make your own personalized brush holder.
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3/14/2018 11:38:10 pm
Cute design on your jar.
3/15/2018 05:38:28 am
This is simply lovely! I have never tried anything like this but I want to!
3/15/2018 06:14:47 am
I love that this project is so easy and has such beautiful results!
3/15/2018 06:19:09 am
Super easy and very cool! The little video really shows off the designs.
3/15/2018 06:20:14 am
What an easy was to add loveliness to the studio!
3/15/2018 06:56:47 am
Very lovely !
3/15/2018 06:57:26 am
Looks like fun!
3/15/2018 07:35:15 am
Great idea! thank you for sharing.
3/15/2018 07:56:01 am
Imagining the possibilities. bailey (at) BaileyFiberArt (dotcom)
3/15/2018 08:05:24 am
3/15/2018 08:54:33 am
So many great ideas from the blog hop! I have jars holding pens and brushes -- and never thought of etching them! (Of course, from the blog hop I never thought of using the stencils either!) Now to rummage through my stencils and see what I can do!
3/15/2018 08:56:29 am
Thanks for the pro tip! Love this!
3/15/2018 12:23:43 pm
Really like this, Kiala! And thanks very much for all the tips!
3/15/2018 01:09:23 pm
great tips, thanks!
3/15/2018 01:26:44 pm
Love the effect and the tips. So fun to do.
3/15/2018 04:20:45 pm
3/15/2018 04:55:13 pm
3/15/2018 07:14:09 pm
The etched snowflakes
3/15/2018 08:20:42 pm
3/16/2018 01:47:10 pm
I should do this to all my glass jars that hold my pens and brushes. great idea
3/16/2018 05:30:33 pm
Great idea. Our workspace
3/17/2018 05:04:03 am
This looks very nice. The stencils are very pretty on your jar.
3/17/2018 03:18:58 pm
Love this idea! So great to personalize as a gift for a friend or of course for keeping for yourself :)
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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