Welcome Spring

EtchallⓇ and StencilGirl have teamed up this week to give you three fun days of projects.

Since we are desperate for Spring here in New York, I created a sign to welcome Spring.

My surface is a piece of slate that I found in my local store.  Using the etchallⓇ repositional/reusable stencil spray, I sprayed the back of the StencilGirl Love Collage Stencil.  Allowing it to dry to a tacky feel, I then placed it on the slate. 

Use a pallet knife to apply etchallⓇ etching crème over the stencil.  My etchallⓇ is older as you can see by the dark brown appearance, but that does not impede the etching process.

Apply the etching crème evenly over the stencil then let it sit for 15 minutes.

Remove the etching crème and place it back in the jar.  Since etchallⓇ is reusable, there is no waste.  Remove the remaining etching crème under running water before removing the stencil.  Though it is faint, you can see the etched design in the slate.

To complete my sign, I painted assorted colors of Plaid ColorShift paints on the panel, blending the colors together.

Once painted, I used a baby wipe to remove some of the paint from the etched areas. This provided a nice effect on the slate.

To finish, I die cut Welcome Spring from brown and white cardstock.  After inking the white layer with ImagineⓇ VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink, I added it to the brown layer slightly offsetting it, then added both to the panel.

Die cut a butterfly from brown and white card.  Ink the top layer with ImagineⓇ VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink, then add the butterfly to the upper corner.  Add a trail of dew drops for the butterfly's tail.  To finish, adhere a spray of flowers to the left side.

I'm ready for Spring now.  What about you?  Use the coupon below to get your etchallⓇ today.

Don't forget about the giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

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  1. Very nice result - love your 'Springy' design :-)

  2. So pretty! Love the techniques on the slate.

    1. Thanks Terri. Etchall can be used on many surfaces

  3. Nice subtle background - I will definitely be trying slate soon!

  4. A wonderful creative project. Thanks for the inspiration

  5. your sign is fabulous, the combination of etching and color is perfect for spring!

  6. Cute project and
    the flowers added
    are fun.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Very creative project Stephanie. I like the addition of color that you used with this.

  8. beautiful, all these spring projects make me wish it was spring already. great job

  9. Nice project. I happen to love that stencil.

  10. Love that the etching can be done on
    so many different types of materials.
    It's going to be fun looking for
    different things to enhance.
    the hanger is beautiful.
    thanks for sharing

  11. This looks wonderful! I'm definately ready for spring. This hop is great because it is teaching me that etching is not just for glass. The DT has used it on different types of surfaces for stunning effects. Thanks for sharing this idea!

  12. hoping and hopping Bailey (at) BaileyFiberArt (dotcom)

  13. So pretty! The colours you chose are so lovely and I love how the etching looks so delicate in the background.