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Topic: Frosted Glass Tutorial -- How to make frosted glassware with Armor Etch!  (Read 256116 times)
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« Reply #330 on: March 14, 2005 12:02:55 AM »

Does anybody know if etching cream comes in any other colors?  You think it would be possible to dye it?

Etching glass this way means that you apply an acid that eats away at the smooth surface of the glass.  It's not harmful to the glass over all, but it is permanent.  Since you are not actually adding anything to the glass, it only comes out the same color as the glass. 

You can buy glass paints though, that you bake in your oven, between 300 and  325 degrees for half an hour, which should work for adding color. ( I use Pebeo's Porcelaine 150 paint on tiles and plan to try Vitrea 160 on glass--says it's dishwasher safe!  http://www.pebeo.com, http://www.pebeo.com/asp/prod/catalogue.asp?lang=us&c=4)
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« Reply #331 on: March 30, 2005 06:16:32 PM »

I was wondering - if you etched stuff on the inside of a glass, would it disappear when you filled it with liquid? Then the design would reappear when you drank out of it.
I really should get some etching cream and try this.
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« Reply #332 on: March 30, 2005 06:59:55 PM »

When you wash off the glass etching cream the image does disappear until it dries.  (The water fills in the spaces between the etched texture bumps.)  Neat idea about the inside of a glass... I don't know if it would make the inside of the glass harder to get clean though.
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« Reply #333 on: April 02, 2005 07:11:11 AM »

After seeing everything that everyone has created using the etching cream, I set out to find some to use in my Design class. I'm from the UK, and can't seem to find Armor Etch anywhere, or etching cream. All I've managed to get hold of is Humbrol Glass Etch spray. Has anyone used this before, and is there anything I ought to keep in mind when using glass etch in spray form?
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« Reply #334 on: April 15, 2005 05:06:16 PM »

I'm going to have to try this with some martini glasses. For some reason when registering for wedding gifts a few years back, I was consumed with the need to have 12 of everything in dishes. Its pretty stupid when I think about it, because I doubt I'll ever serve 12 people champage-lol!
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« Reply #335 on: April 22, 2005 11:50:30 AM »

I went to Micheals Arts & Crafts awhile a go to pick some of this stuff up, but they didn't have any.  I guess it's been recalled in Canada for some labelling reason.  I bought some frosting paint instead... that didn't work out very well at all.
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« Reply #336 on: April 22, 2005 09:21:53 PM »

Yesh, I went to Michaels too, before I found out they didn't have it.
Fortunately, I knew of a place that sold glass art supplies for people who do things like stained glass panels and suchlike, and they had some etching cream.
It was $12 for a tiny bottle, and there's no instructions, so I need to do some tests before I use it on the glasses I want to do as projects.
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« Reply #337 on: April 23, 2005 02:23:52 PM »

I've seen the Armour Etch on sale for VERY cheap online.  I know one of the sites was createforless.com, but if you google or froogle "Armour Etch" there are plenty of results.
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« Reply #338 on: April 23, 2005 05:23:34 PM »

Unfortunately Create For Less doesn't ship to Canada.
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« Reply #339 on: April 23, 2005 09:50:35 PM »

Any stained glass supply store should carry glass etching cream (aka acid etching cream), and some art supply stores; Armour Etch is only one brand.  Sometimes the chain craft stores (like AC Moore and Michaels) stop carrying an item when there isn't enough of a demand for it; they'll special order some for you if you ask.

...and there's no instructions, so I need to do some tests before I use it on the glasses I want to do as projects.

For a tutorial just go to the first page of this thread.  It's more detailed than the handouts from the manufacturer.  Acid etching cream usually has hydrofluoric or sulfuric acid in it, (Armour Etch has hydroflouric acid), so be sure to wear protective gloves and work in a well ventilated area.

I've seen the Armour Etch on sale for VERY cheap online. I know one of the sites was createforless.com, but if you google or froogle "Armour Etch" there are plenty of results.

I had recently checked froogle (http://froogle.google.com) myself & found loads of resources.

Unfortunately Create For Less doesn't ship to Canada.

I have bought supplies from some really nice folks in Canada and their prices were always reasonable.  Here's a link to their etching cream for sale:

http://artistryinglass.on.ca/store/customer/product.php?productid=4043&cat=0&page=1[/b]
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