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Topic: Frosted Glass Tutorial -- How to make frosted glassware with Armor Etch!  (Read 273308 times)
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« Reply #450 on: November 28, 2005 01:00:12 PM »

There werent any directions on the bottle at all? Did it perhaps come with a paper? Or a peel-off label?
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« Reply #451 on: November 28, 2005 02:36:46 PM »

5 bucks? what does the label say? becuase i bet it's not etching cream at all. it's more likely a base htat you have to add something else to...
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« Reply #452 on: November 28, 2005 05:29:48 PM »

What is the name of the product you bought?  Maybe it's one of those paints that leave a frosted look on glass, and rinsing it off rinsed the coat of paint off.
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« Reply #453 on: November 28, 2005 08:58:26 PM »

the bottle just said glass etch..so i thougt it was the right thing. but i returned it today and now am looking for different stuff to buy. I am going to try the armor stuff that is in the tutorial..i just have to find it. that stuff doesnt wash off does it?
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« Reply #454 on: December 02, 2005 09:17:09 PM »

Here is my effort. Started with a mini blue vase (came with a 1-800-Flowers bouquet from my bday). Used a paw print punch on painter's tape to create pattern. Etched in the paw prints. Topped it off with a $3 dog collar from Target. Am currently using it with a candle, to highlight the etched parts, but may change it to holding a bouquet of doggie pictures. This is a Xmas gift for my dog loving sister.

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« Reply #455 on: December 04, 2005 02:15:32 PM »

i am definitely trying this. im pretty sure everyone in my household will end up with some type of etched whatsit. how much does a bottle of the etching cream run? Huh (im sorry if this was mentioned, 46 pages is ALOT to go through..)
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« Reply #456 on: December 08, 2005 01:37:52 PM »

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« Reply #457 on: December 13, 2005 01:50:10 PM »

Thanks so much for the tutorial and ideas, they have all helped so much!
2 of my friends and I got together a couple of weeks ago for an etching "party" of sorts. It was very fun, and we all came away with cool looking glassware. Here is a picture of the bottom of a glass container I etched:



I made the container (it was one of those glass cylinders that often hold things like candy) into a bank for my brother. Since he likes swords, I etched the words "Sword Savings" on the body of the container and put dollar signs on the bottom.
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« Reply #458 on: December 15, 2005 11:01:05 PM »

This is such a great idea! I went to IKEA and bought some tumblers, wine, and martini glasses and got to work!  By the way, if you have an IKEA in the area, I'd recommend it for cheap glassware. Most sets of 6 were about $5.

I had to drive around a bit to find the Armor Etch.  Michaels didn't have anything worthwhile, so I finally found it at a place called Kit Crafts in Studio City, CA.

So, I finished one set of wine glasses and one set of martini glasses.  The martini glasses have different alcohols printed on the front:




The wine glasses have the names of everyone in my family, and then the 6th one has all our last names printed on them:



The pictures aren't perfect, but the glasses turned out great!  Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!
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« Reply #459 on: December 15, 2005 11:02:48 PM »

this would be a perfect gift for my best friend's mom. who LOVES martinis and martini glasses...
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