1. Print out full-sized patterns. Use die-cut machine to kiss-cut pattern from vinyl.
2. Peel backing away from transfer sheet. Squeegee sticky side down to yellow side of vinyl, covering entire design. Cut along rectangular stencil border.
3. Clean mug with soap and water. Dry with paper towel.
4. On protected work surface, measure and mark corners of where stencil will be placed with permanent marker or grease pencil so it's centered and straight.
5. Peel release paper from back of stencil to expose adhesive. Align with markings from Step 4 and attach adhesive to glass using squeegee. Carefully remove transfer sheet from face of stencil once it is fixed to glass.
6. Pierce inside kiss-cut lines and slowly lift sections of pattern using Detail Pick Tool. Once all pieces are removed, place shiny release paper from stencil on top of design and rub down with squeegee.
7. Place strips of vinyl around edges of stencil. Fold upward and inward to form "bowl" to keep creme from running off. Pour Etching Crème onto masked bowl area, then use squeegee to pull creme over entire design.
8. Leave creme on for 15 minutes. Use squeegee to return creme to original container for re-use.
9. Rinse etched surface with hot water to remove creme. Remove stencil under hot running water and discard.
10. Use sponge to create an etched stippling effect to texturize handle of mug. Place four tablespoons of creme on wax paper. Dip sponge into creme and blot. Apply creme with up and down patting motion on handle. Let dry for 15 minutes. Gently rinse under running water with handle pointed down.
11. Paint over etched area with acrylic paint or ink to match tie.
1. Etching Crème will etch any glazed surface. Avoid letting it come in contact with porcelain sinks, ceramic tiles, or glass tabletops, as one dot will become a permanent spot.
2. If you're not comfortable copying the tie design free-hand, take a picture of your tie and scale it down on your computer to a 2" tall. Print it out and tape it behind tie on inside of glass, then trace over pattern as needed.