I've been painting graphics onto vintage windows for some years now and have always wanted to try out etching - so what it looks like, how does it compare to painting on vintage windows. So I gathered a vintage window (I'd already painted it in Autentico Chalk Paint) and one of my favourite Maison de Stencil stencils, together with some Martha Stewart glass etching cream and my favourite Autentico Chalk Paint White - Ice Cream.
The Martha Stewart etchign cream indicated that it can be mixed with paint (check) and that you should use a stencil brush. Generally, I don't use stencil brushes as I don't like the finish, rather using a sponge pouncer or a fine paint brush. But this time, I thought what the heck Mixed up the etching cream and the paint in the rough quantities as per the label (75% etching cream, 25% paint) and painted away.
Very much a highly textured look, removed the stencil once graphic is painted on and ....
What do you think? Took no more time than using acrylic paint. One would think that any colour paint could be used too. Let us know if you would like to make one yourself as we have a huge selection of vintage windows - or let us know if we can do one for you.