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« on: April 21, 2007 10:08:44 AM »

I searched about and couldn't find anything on this so I was wondering if you good folk could help me out.

I am etching some glasses and I'd love to add some color.  Is it even possible to add color to etching?  If so, would you paint the image after it dries or add color to the etching cream itself?  I want it to be ver subtle, but just give it a little more energy.

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007 11:02:42 AM »

I'm not sure how to do that, but i can tell you what NOT to do: My boyfriend and I found these really cool that looked etched and were colored, so we thought we'd etch them more, which we figured would etch the color off.  We were wrong.  I left the cream on for hours because it wasnt doing anything, and then it took all the color off and ruined the glass.  So. Dont do that.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007 11:08:27 AM »

Hah!  It's alway nice to know what to avoid. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007 12:39:25 PM »

I was wondering about how to do this too, but I use a Dremel for etching.  I saw somebody's etching here where she had gold toned and silver toned etchings.  If you painted the etchings, you'd prolly have to seal it somehow.
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You can add color by adding color after the etching.  I generally paint it on and lightly wipe off the extra.  The etching surface will have a "tooth" to hold the paint.  It will dry quickly.  I would suggest using a glass paint that will cure in your oven unless you don't plan on using them.
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