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  • Auntie Knits

    vinyl better than contact paper because it prevents bleeding under better. The vinyl goes on back of pie plate and I pressed edges of words down really well. Next I applied generous coating of etching cream onto letters and allowed it to sit for 15 minutes. After time was up, I scraped cream back into jar (you can keep reusing it) and rinsed off residue. I then removed the vinyl and rinsed again, making sure no cream or glass dust was left on plate. After it dried letters showed up very well.

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  • Lofty

    Looks great!

  • Jenna Wise

    I did this a lot in high school and in college. I sold a good bit of it, other stuff as gifts. You can make your own stencils out of contact paper. I did a small glass tabletop covered in the names of flowers in French. Bought the table at kmart for 10 bucks, sold it for 50. love this technique!

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