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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

Enjoy some ice-cold Butterbeer in a custom etched Three Broomsticks Mug!

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

I love making Harry Potter-inspired crafts so much that I even wrote a book about it! Every time I go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (in Florida), I HAVE to stop by the Three Broomsticks for an ice-cold Butterbeer. For the rest of the time that I'm not in that magical place, I decided to make myself a special mug using my Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit to enjoy a homemade version of my favorite drink. I absolutely love how this etched mug turned out, and have been so excited to show you how I did it!

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Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

To make your own Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug, you will need these supplies:

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Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

To make a stencil, you need to start with a printed design. Download the 3 Broomsticks design (for personal use only) and print the design as dark as possible on either inkjet or laser Ikonart Printer Film.

The next step in the process is exposing the stencil film. Set up the exposure stand with UV LED Light by following the directions included in the kit. Ikonart Stencil Film is light sensitive, so be careful to keep it out of sunlight and bright lights before exposure. Cut a piece of the film the slightly larger than the design print.

Lay the piece of film down on the base of the stand with the textured side facing up. Place the printed design on top of the stencil film, making sure it's right-side up - meaning that you should be able to read the words printed on the design.

Lastly, place the clear exposure sheet (found in the stencil film pack) on top and press it down well to seal the design tight against the stencil film. Turn the exposure light on and expose the film for 35 seconds.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

The coolest step in the stencil-making process is to washout, or rinse the stencil. Clip the exposed stencil film to the Ikonart clipboard with the shiny side (carrier sheet) touching the clipboard. Use the kitchen sink sprayer to rinse the stencil film with warm water until the design shows through and becomes completely clear. The washout process shouldn't take more than 3 minutes.

Gently blot the excess water from the stencil, and hang or lay the stencil flat to dry for about 45 minutes. When the stencil is dry, you shouldn't see any water spots or discoloration. Once the stencil is completely dried, place the it back on the exposure stand and expose it again for at least 2 minutes without the clear cover sheet. This extra exposure time will increase the durability of the stencil so you can get as much use out of it as possible.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

Clean the outside of the glass mug well with alcohol and a lint-free cloth or a coffee filter to remove any debris or residue from the glass. To keep your mug from rolling around while you work, I would recommend centering it on a cup cradle. You will also need to have all of your supplies nearby.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

Remove the clear backing from the stencil and center the design on the front of the mug. Once the stencil is in place, rub it down well with your fingers. To help remove any extra air bubbles, I would recommend running over the stencil one more time with a plastic squeegee.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

Use a craft stick to apply a thick, even layer of Etchall Etching Créme over the entire stencil. Make sure to not go over the edges of the stencil, and don't spill any on your workspace.

Let the layer of Etchall créme sit on the stencil for 15 minutes.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

Once the etching time is done, scrape the Etchall off of the stencil using a squeegee and put it back into the bottle. Yep, you read that right! Etchall is reusable, so you will be able to make SO many projects with just one bottle.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

Carefully peel the stencil away from the mug to reveal the etched design. If you see any parts of the design that weren't etched, you can carefully lay the stencil back down and etch over those spaces again. Rinse the mug under hot water to wash away the excess etching créme away from the glass. This is also the time to wash your stencil.

To wash your stencil so that it can be used again and again, first get the clipboard wet so your stencil doesn't stick to it. Place the stencil on the clipboard with the textured side up, and lightly rub the stencil under cold running water to remove all the paint.

Do not rub or scrub the adhesive side of the stencil, and NEVER use anything other than water to wash the stencils. To prevent the stencil from breaking down, don't ever leave the stencils to soak.

Remove the stencil from the clipboard and lay it down with the adhesive side up. While the stencil is still wet, place the carrier sheet onto the stencil so that the word “BACK” is readable. Hang or lay the stencil flat to dry completely.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

I love how easy it was to etch on a glass using a stencil, and it looks so professional! The etching is permanent, and the glass is completely dishwasher safe. I like my mug the way it is, but if you want the etching to really stand out, you can apply some Rub 'n Buff Wax to the etched areas.

Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug

I absolutely LOVE how this Three Broomsticks Etched Glass Mug turned out!! It was so simple to make, and it will be both a great piece of handmade Harry Potter decor and something special to enjoy some ice cold Butterbeer in. I'd love to hear what you think about this project, or if you want to know more about reusable stencils. If you've made your own stenciled projects, I would love to see your creations! Share them on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #AFMCraft

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