I have seen others do this with etching cream and contact paper, I read they weren’t dishwasher safe, and well, in my house if it can’t go in the dishwasher it doesn’t get used that much. Doing it this way the dishes are dishwasher safe.
Ok, I have never written a tutorial so bear with me here.
Use a glass dish. I looked for ones that didn’t have a lot of manufactures emblems and such on the bottom.
Choose your font. I use Word 2007. Then print it out using T-shirt transfer paper selection on your printer. Which mine HP 8500 does not have, so I choose to do a word art and flip it. (much more complicated this way) You need it to print in reverse.
Cut out and tape the design to the inside of the dish.
Flip the dish upside down.
Using a Dremel tool, etch the design onto the bottom dish following the pattern. You are actually etching all the letters backwards. That way when the dish right side up the design will show properly.
When done rinse off the dish and marvel at your creation!
When we started doing this we began with easier fonts. Now we feel comfortable enough to do almost any. For me the bigger the font size the easier it is.
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