How to Etch Tumblers with CitriStrip Stripping Gel
Tumbler ideas diy
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I have always loved the look of etched tumblers but never wanted to buy a sand blaster or other etching machine – where would I store them?? So when I learned about using CitriStrip stripping gel I HAD to give it a try. Now that I have, everyone will be getting tumblers for the holidays. 😍
You can get the “Girls Trip” svg file that I use in this video for free when you sign up for my Craft Vault
- powder coated tumbler
- CitriStrip gel
- gel glass container (to put gel in)
- protective gloves
- design stencil – I used Oracal 651 permanent vinyl
- Transfer Tape for vinyl
- masking or painters tape
- rubbing alcohol
- hair dryer
- spatula or sponge paint brush
- protected surface (I work on an old cookie tray)
- aluminum foil (to stabilize tumbler so it doesn’t roll)
Want to see how it works before you give it a shot? Watch the video below
SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:
53 sec – Supplies
2:24 – Prepping your Tumbler
3:06 – Prep and apply your vinyl stencil
4:50 – use a hair dryer to secure your stencil
5:20 – using aluminum foil to prevent tumbler from rolling around
5:45 – protect the rest of the tumbler with masking or painters tape
8:36 – how long to leave the CitriStrip on your tumbler
9:41 – removing the CitriStrip and powder coating to reveal the metal part of the tumbler (the fun part!)
12:48 – where to get the free GIRLS TRIP svg file
Music: Music by Lesfm available at Pixabay.com
I got the 20 oz black tumbler used in the example with my logo from Amazon.
The set of 6 tumblers comes with 2 kinds of lids, 2 kinds of straws and a cleaning brush for each double wall travel tumbler.
The pink one in the video was from Walmart.
If you make a tumbler (good luck making just 1!) and post photos to social media be sure to tag me so I can see.
🥤 Tara Reed
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Does this not rust after awhile or do you seal it with something
That’s a great question and I’m not sure of the answer. I don’t believe the inside of these tumblers rust but I’m not sure if the part we are exposing is somehow different or affected by the CitriStrip. Unfortunately I don’t have a definitive answer for you.