Etched Dragonfly Candle Holder
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Etched Dragonfly Candle Holder

Use this embossing technique to upcycle your home decor.

Created by Kristine Reynolds, courtesy of Stampendous!®.

Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Uses Recycled Items: No
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 Boss Gloss Clear Embossing Ink, small

Boss Gloss Clear Embossing Ink

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Dragonfly Vine Woodblock Stamp


Material List

  • Dragonfly Vine Rubber Stamp by Stampendous®
  • Glass Container
  • Armour Etch™ Glass Etching Cream
  • Clean Craft Sponge
  • Boss Gloss™ Clear
  • Embossing Ink by Stampendous®
  • Recollections™ Embossing Powder - Detail Silver
  • Recollections™ Heat Tool
  • Spellbinders™ Frame Die in Desired Shape
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Contact Paper or Etching Mask Paper
  • Small Brush for Clean Up

Project Instructions

Use Spellbinders die to create a frame out of contact paper or mask paper.

Apply mask to glass container so that opening is centered as desired. Open area will become etched, be sure to smooth down edges completely so etching liquid can't leak under sides.

Stamp dragonfly image onto glass with Boss Gloss Embossing Ink.

Sprinkle embossing powder onto stamped image and shake excess powder into the jar. Use a small brush if needed to remove excess powder.

Carefully heat image until the embossing powder melts (use caution as the glass gets hot!).

Use sponge to apply Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream across the image within the frame of the contact paper and set aside for 5-7 minutes. Try to apply cream as thickly and evenly as possible.

Thoroughly rinse away the Armour Etch using a sponge to wash it away and scrape the embossing powder off the glass.

Remove contact paper.


  • You can use any color embossing powder on this project as you will scrape it away in the final step.
  • Use care when using Armour Etch as it is extremely caustic.