How to Etch Tumblers with Citri- Strip Gel 

Joshua Goldsmith

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Yellow Wavy Line


Make a Stencil

Use your Cricut or other cutting machine to make a vinyl stencil.  All the details on how to make a stencil are in the full tutorial

Thick Brush Stroke


Apply the vinyl stencil to your tumbler

Tape off the rest of your tumbler to keep it safe from the citri-strip gel. 

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Yellow Wavy Line


Be Consistant

Apply a thick layer of  Citri-Strip over the Stencil  and let it sit and work its magic


Keep and eye on your tumbler.  When the paint starts to bubble it is done.  

The timing is everything.  If you leave the gel on the tumbler too long it will eat through the stencil and you'll get fuzzy lines. 

Learn more tips for crisp lines

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Next run the tumbler under cool water to remove the citristrip and the stencil

Enjoy your new etched tumbler with ultra-crisp lines.