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Topic: Frosted Glass Tutorial -- How to make frosted glassware with Armor Etch!  (Read 253848 times)
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« Reply #460 on: December 16, 2005 08:02:34 AM »

I etched a glass Christmas ornament last night for an ornament exchange.  I used the smaller scrapbooking stickers to spell out "Girl Scouts" on one side, and "2005" on the other side.  I let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off.  To make the lettering easier to read, I stuffed the ball full of some glittery holiday trim that looked like mini-garlands (2 yards of it!).  I replaced the gold cord hanging loop with some gorgeous striped ribbon that I knotted, and dove-tailed the ends and applied fray-check.  It came out soooo nice, and all of the other Girl Scout leaders wanted me to either sell them or tell them how to make them. Wink  This was using leftover etching cream from LAST year, when I made wine glasses for my ILs and a candy dish for my DD's kindergarten teacher.  Thanks again to the OP - I don't think I would have ever braved using such a potent chemical without your wonderful tutorial!!
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« Reply #461 on: December 16, 2005 08:46:12 AM »

On the wine glasses - how did you get such straight lines?  I can't get tape to lay so nicely without bubbling and wrinkling.  Any suggestions?  So far, I can only do perfect cylinders because of this!  Nothing bulbous!
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« Reply #462 on: December 16, 2005 09:27:00 AM »

On the wine glasses - how did you get such straight lines?  I can't get tape to lay so nicely without bubbling and wrinkling.  Any suggestions?  So far, I can only do perfect cylinders because of this!  Nothing bulbous!

I used painter's masking tape (the blue kind) to tape off a rectangle around the letters I had already placed on the glasses.  I didn't want to frost the whole thing, just the area around the letters - so the letters and the glass were both clear, except for an etched rectangle.  It took a bit of sticking and unsticking to get them to line up nicely, and then I used a chopstick to burnish the edges of the tape and make sure it was stuck down really good for a nice straight line - I didn't worry if the other part of the tape was wrinkeled or anything, as long as the edge was straight, KWIM?  HTH!
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« Reply #463 on: December 16, 2005 02:31:29 PM »

On the wine glasses - how did you get such straight lines?  I can't get tape to lay so nicely without bubbling and wrinkling.  Any suggestions?  So far, I can only do perfect cylinders because of this!  Nothing bulbous!

I used electrical tape, mostly because it was all I had lying around, and it turned out to be a great choice.  Because electrical tape is kind of elastic, I could pull and ply it the way I wanted, while still keeping a more or less straight line on the glasses.  On the bottom strip I got some bubbling, but that was because it was tapering down pretty quickly by then, and the top of the tape had a lot further to go than the bottom.  I think if I had gone back over it with another round of tape (focusing on the bubbling bottoms) it would have been perfect.
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« Reply #464 on: December 17, 2005 03:32:42 PM »

i planned on following this tute, to make some frosted beer mugs for my boyfriend for christmas, but when i got to the craft store i found spray on glass frosting stuff. it's called krylon frosted glass finish. i haven't tried it yet and i was wondering if anyone had used it. i'll post my results once i get to it
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« Reply #465 on: December 17, 2005 05:23:50 PM »

i planned on following this tute, to make some frosted beer mugs for my boyfriend for christmas, but when i got to the craft store i found spray on glass frosting stuff. it's called krylon frosted glass finish. i haven't tried it yet and i was wondering if anyone had used it. i'll post my results once i get to it

I would return it.  I saw the same stuff and considered buying it until I read the small print: it is not dishwasher safe and should NOT be used on anything that will touch your mouth. Bascially, it's toxic, so you should only use it on glass items that won't hold food or drink.

I had to call around to find the armor etch stuff, but I'm so glad I did.  It's so much better than any of the other alternatives.  Maybe try a crafts store that does more hobby stuff?  That's where I found it.
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« Reply #466 on: December 18, 2005 09:29:19 AM »

You'll find acid etching cream (Armour ethc and other brands) at stained glass supply stores...
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« Reply #467 on: December 22, 2005 06:51:38 PM »

Finally found the Armor Etch and IT'S GREAT!! I did four glasses, using regular stickers...I'm thrilled. Thank you Smiley I'll post pix later!
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« Reply #468 on: December 26, 2005 03:17:23 PM »



I've a question, and I didn't see it scanning through this thread, so here it goes:

Is there anything special about disposing of the Armour Etch-laden water?  We live with a septic tank, and well water, and I'm still learning the dos & don'ts of it. 

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« Reply #469 on: December 26, 2005 09:13:04 PM »

I just washed mine down the laundry tub...it actually did a nice job of cleaning it, lol. The lady at the store my mom got it at said that you can actually reuse the armour etch...anyone try that yet?

Oh and I found out today that if you get some on your arm (because you rolled up your sleeves to prevent any getting on them...genious, eh?), following the directions on the bottle by running your arm under running water for 15 min will prevent you from getting burned! yay.
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