I found some intricate stickers I wanted to use. So I placed the intricate wings on 2 opposite sides of the mug while the words were placed on the center panel.
Using painter's tape, I taped off the areas I did not want etched. Tape acts as a barrier to the etching crème.
Then I added etchall etching crème to the center panel covering it completely. I put it aside for 15 minutes to etch the glass. Then, since etchall is reusable, I simply scraped it back into the original container. There is no waste at all!
Once the center panel was etched and the crème placed back in the original jar, I moved onto the side panels and repeated the etching process.
Once all 3 sides were etched, I rinsed the glass and removed the painters tape.
Then I removed the stickers.
I added colored water so you could see how detailed the etching is.
This is a great little gift for someone who is going through a rough patch.