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1  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.

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