Step 1: Tools & Materials
Glass Etching Cream (such as Armour Etch)
Glossy printer paper
Ironing board or cotton towel (nothing synthetic or it could melt)
Laser Printer or Photocopier
Step 2: Print and trim your stencils
You will need to either print using a Laser printer, or you can print on an inkjet and then make photocopies. You will not be able to transfer inkjet printed designs directly. Make sure the printer is on its highest resolution and print using black toner only.
The white area should be the design you want etched. Keep in mind that glass etching creams only work well with small areas, so don't go overboard.
All of my pieces were only about 2.5" wide.
Trace the glass outline onto the paper, and then affix two ends with masking tape. Note: Make sure the glass is VERY clean. Any oil or dirt can cause problems with the toner and etching cream.