To etch glass, you will need glass, window cleaner, a pattern, a pencil, contact and carbon paper, a soft cloth, a utility knife, a foam brush and latex gloves. Most glass etching can be finished in about 30 minutes, but... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting

Hydrofluoric acid is commonly used to etch glass. It is an exceedingly dangerous acid and should only be used by experienced professionals. Because it is so strong, it is usually only used in manufacturing environments. More »

After cleaning the steel, cover it in beeswax or another "ground" and carve the desired image out of the beeswax to expose the steel, then submerge the steel and beeswax in ferric chloride until the image has been corrod... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

To make a soap carving, trace the desired pattern onto the soap with a pencil or fine-tipped marker, and use a knife to cut away the soap that is outside the pattern. After cutting away the soap outside the pattern, use ... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting

To etch identifying marks on glass bottles, create a stencil by using a razor or utility knife to cut the marking out on a piece of adhesive vinyl, place the stencil on the glass bottle, cover the holes in the stencil wi... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting

To engrave glass, use a diamond-tipped rotary engraving tool, a sandblasting tool or a chemical etching process. The first two require special tools and a significant amount of freehand art skill, while the third is easi... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting

Free glass etching designs are available on glass and craft websites such as, and Design templates are downloadable in a variety of sizes and styles. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting