How to: ‘Silver Leaf’ on Glass
This project started out as a simple etched monogram on a bottle, but after filling the bottle with bath salts, the monogram disappeared. That’s the problem with glass etching; unless the contents of the clear glass are of fairly significant contrast with the etched portion, the etching will not be really visible. So, I after sifting through my craft supplies, I came up with a plan to salvage my project. It began by punching out a letter out of an address label using my Cuttlebug. Then I applied it to the bottle and slathered on a good, thick coat of etching cream.
This is when the detour happened. After that, I rubbed on a bit of Rub ‘n Buff silver leaf over the letter. The medium stuck to the etched portion just as I had hoped, AND it doesn’t rub, wash or scratch off.
A bit of gingham grosgrain around the bottle’s neck and I have a cute container for my homemade bath salts. To make those, I simply mixed Morton sea salt with a few drops of lavender oil.