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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Bottle Caps / Snapple Caps / Etc. on: June 30, 2009 07:31:30 PM
Looking at this clock,
http://www.palletart.com/clock.html
made me want to do the one cap per number idea.  Wink
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Bottle Caps / Snapple Caps / Etc. on: June 30, 2009 07:19:39 PM
This thread inspired me for what I'm going to give my boyfriend for his housewarming present: a beer bottle cap clock.

I have a piece of diamond plate metal that I'm going to use for the face, clock hands from Micheal's, then a TON of different beer and liquor caps to choose from to use as the numbers, especially Newcastle and Bud Light. However, I can't decide how to do the numbers exactly. I could just put one at each number, maybe writing the number on the cap somehow. I really want the labels to be showing, though. I could use one cap for 1 o'clock, two caps for 2 o'clock and so forth, but the last numbers would be awful big. Or I could try writing out the numbers with the caps, but playing around with some right now kind of made me hate that idea. The numbers look silly that way.... Any ideas how to make the beer-cap numbers look cool?
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Valentine's Day Gifts? Is this unusual? on: January 30, 2009 11:33:25 AM
I'm 20 and my mom and I do the same thing. It's something I honestly enjoy, and its always little things for us too, like a favorite candy bar with a bow or something. Sometimes, traditions mean more than 'normal' holidays or procedures, and definitely mean more than what other people think of it!  Wink
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Etched Beer Mugs w/ IMGs. Little bit of bad language :0 on: January 30, 2009 11:29:06 AM
Those are good tips, I'ma need to try them out when I do another set!
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Just what you need, another song list... but it's a good one! on: January 29, 2009 01:01:39 PM
Say Anything- Walk through Hell
Beach Boys- Wouldn't it be nice?
Dance Hall Crashers- All Mine
Bright Eyes- Feel Good Revolution
One Republic- Won't stop
Spill Canvas- So much
Spill canvas- Lullaby
PlayRadioPlay!- Even Fairytale Characters would be jealous
PlayRadioPlay!- Madi, don't leave
Anna Nalick- Digame
Nightmare of You- Ode to Serotonin
Nightmare of You- Marry me
HelloGoodbye- Baby, it's fact
Cat Power- Sea of Love
Jack Johnson- Banana Pancakes
Tears for Fears- Head over Heels
Cake- Love you madly
Foo Fighters- everlong (acoustic)

whew.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: mario pillow cross stitch on: January 29, 2009 12:42:18 PM
So cute!  Cheesy
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Etched Beer Mugs w/ IMGs. Little bit of bad language :0 on: January 29, 2009 11:52:30 AM
So I've been lurking Craftster for some time now, and this is my first official post. I got the idea from styrofoamkitty's lovely tutorial, and thought I'd give it a shot. I did some minor changes, and went for it. My results are far from perfect, but I know my boy is going to love them.

Here is the tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17742.0

I bought the 10 oz Armour Etch from Michael's for about 10 bucks, I think, and a pack of scrapbook stickers for 4 bucks. I got the glasses from Ross for 7. Got a nice sized paintbrush from Big Lots for 80 cents, and masking tape and rubber gloves from the dollar store.

Without further ado:

The set


My favorite mug and the Armour Etch. The mug says "Just Pour The Drink You Fairy F*ck" on it, an ironic quote from the movie Boondock Saints.




"Know How I Know You're Gay?" Quoted from 40 Year Old Virgin.


"Prepare For Glory" From 300.


"In Vino Veritas" From Tombstone.


Here are some details. You can see where the Armour Etch bled under the tape. Ah, well.


This is a pretty appropriate gift I'd say, as my boyfriend loves movies AND beer. So there ya go.

I found the best way to do it was to layer it on very thick, then sit them up. I put extra extra tape on the part of the glass under the etching, because the longer they sat, the more they dripped. I left the Armour Etch on for a whole hour to get the glass real clouded. I etched my sink a little, and ruined a towel, but nothing too bad. =)

I'm planning on trying again with some other glasses with the little bit I had left, but using better masking tape.

Comments?
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: can you etch mirror surfaces? on: January 29, 2009 11:51:37 AM
That's a great idea, I would never have thought of that.
9  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Frosted glass tutorial -- How to make your own frosted glassware! on: January 29, 2009 11:50:29 AM
I used your tutorial and it came out great  Grin
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: My creepy disturbed valentines and their downloadable too! on: January 29, 2009 11:48:48 AM
This would be perfect for my best friend!
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