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21  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re:Frosted glass -- How to make your own frosted glassware! on: December 02, 2003 12:28:14 PM
i got all my letters and stickers at Ben Franklin craft stores.  But they sell them in the scrapbooking sections of most craft shops!  Smiley  Enjoy and good luck!  Happy Etching!
22  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re:Frosted glass -- How to make your own frosted glassware! on: November 26, 2003 07:03:20 AM
those are pretty fabulous.  I have an odd question, if i put etching solution on a glass with a design, would it remove the design? this might be a good way to put crappy promotional glasses to good use.

I dunno!  try it and post results!  Smiley  email me photos if you don't have hosting service, I'll host them up for you.
xo caitlin (styrofoamkitty at hotmail dot com)
23  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re:Frosted glass -- How to make your own frosted glassware! on: November 26, 2003 07:02:10 AM
I love it!

Qs:

1. about how much for the Armor Etch?
2. and the glasses are still safe to wash along with other dishes?

The size jar in that photo is the "big jar" and it cost me $18.99 in Virginia at Ben Franklin Crafts.  You might be able to buy other brands or smaller sizes for less.  

i still wash the glasses normally.  They even go in the dishwasher fine.  Smiley
24  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re:?baby food jars? on: November 25, 2003 01:19:07 PM
I made mine into spice jars and used etching cream to write the names of the spices on the fronts.  
see:

http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=4;action=display;threadid=657

for details on etching glass
25  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Frosted Glass Tutorial -- How to make frosted glassware with Armor Etch! on: November 25, 2003 01:04:42 PM
A quick lesson in how to make etched or frosted glassware.

First, get some Armor Etch from your local crafts store:
http://photos17.flickr.com/22411895_33e01e482c_m.jpg

Then, get some stickers, brushes, rubber gloves, cool drinking glasses from Target, masking tape.
http://photos15.flickr.com/22411877_d8a96a6231_m.jpg

Tape off some sections of glass.
http://photos8.flickr.com/22411802_6546a77b7f_m.jpg
http://photos17.flickr.com/22411899_1667c5736e_m.jpg

Put some stickers on there.
http://photos15.flickr.com/22411885_dfdf6b47a7_m.jpg
(I used vellum scrapbook stickers.  I liked these a lot.  They were easy to soak off afterwards, when I was washing off the etching cream.)

Put on some rubber gloves.  URGENT, because this etching cream is CAUSTIC, for real, it will BURN YOU.  Pour a little etching cream out onto a couple of plastic-lined paper plates, and get your brush ready.
http://photos15.flickr.com/22411867_223fbb831c_m.jpg

Start liberally applying the etching cream.  (I am not wearing gloves in this photo, and THAT is how I know that the cream burns.  I burned myself.  like an idiot.  It hurt like heck.)
http://photos16.flickr.com/22411855_269c5aacb9_m.jpg

Cover all surfaces VERY thoroughly, smearing cream over all the stickers and up to the taped edges, being sure to use lots of etching cream.  If you're stingy with it, you'll have streaks on the end result.  Leave the cream on for 10-15 minutes (I left it on longer than the 5 minutes it says on the package, because my results at 5 minutes weren't as good as when I left the cream on longer.)
http://photos17.flickr.com/22411808_a8fc2eb981_m.jpg
http://photos17.flickr.com/22411806_dd418241cb_m.jpg

Rinse everything off in the sink wearing rubber gloves and using LOTS of warm water.  Run the water and wash the sink out THOROUGHLY when you're done so you don't accidentally etch your sink.  
http://photos16.flickr.com/22411872_c433f1ee8a_m.jpg

Peel off the stickers, wash the glasses with soap and water, dry and VOILA:



http://photos15.flickr.com/22411858_5c6f67107e_m.jpg

http://photos8.flickr.com/22411816_aaa20e98e5_m.jpg

My friends have all LOVED these sets, and they're really fast and cheap and easy to do.  Great way to personalize a really classy gift.

XOXOX
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