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Topic: Frosted Glass Tutorial -- How to make frosted glassware with Armor Etch!  (Read 269525 times)
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MeOwZa
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2003 09:47:56 PM »

genius idea! i am making some with my friends nicknames on them or quotes that they like a lot for christmas

don't limit yourself to glasses!

mirrors, picture frames (the frame depending on the type or the glass that goes over the picture)

basically anything that is 'glass-like' that you can wash off with warm water

vases were already mentioned... another fab idea

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xxx at heart
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2003 05:50:57 AM »

i bought a glass plate and i want to put a simple skull and crossbones on it that says poison under it.  i have sticker letters but was wondering if i made a paper cut out of the skull and glued-sticked it to the plate and etched it, would it work?

any thoughts or suggestions?

thanks...
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voiceofreason
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2003 11:05:43 AM »

I have only etched once so I'm not exactly an authority, but I would recommend that you cut your skull out of contact paper or sticky labels; gluesticking might not give you the good seal that you need to make a sharp edge.
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anniekate
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2003 04:57:43 PM »

Thanks for posting instructions! We bought this stuff last year to make gifts (7.99 for 3 oz at Hobby Lobby), and then read the bottle and were sore afraid. It's like "Apply Contact vinyl stencil to glassware, then RUN AWAY BECAUSE THIS PRODUCT WILL EAT YOUR SKIN OFF! WE MEAN IT! RUN AWAY!" But this year we really want to use the stuff to make gifts, so I'm so glad to have found that you used it and did not die a horrible death. Whew!

We plan to etch designs into used spaghetti sauce jars, into which we will package edible gifts.
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MeOwZa
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2003 07:23:10 PM »

I did these today  Grin

easy easy easy! I loved it. I got the glasses at Marshall's for real cheap if any of you were wondering.

A few tips for those who haven't done these yet and plan on it:

-make sure your stickers don't have any wrinkles or bumps. some of the etching got underneath and made the shape i was going for look bad.

-the etching stuff was all over my bare hands and it didn't hurt or anything (i guess i don't have sensitive hands) so if you get a little on you, don't freak out (once i got it on me, i immediatley washed it off, however)

-the hardest part for me was getting the letters to stick straight, so pick small words/phrases

-i couldn't get the masking tape straight, so i just taped it on in random designs



"get busy living or get busy dying"



"spellcheck"



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these are up next, names of each member of the family i babysit

more to come!
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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2003 05:50:48 AM »

see what i mean?  it's all streaky.  what happened?  the only thing i can think of is that i did it twice (i put the etching cream on twice, i mean).  i'm thinking i'm going to buy another couple of glasses and try this again!  sigh.  thankfully, the glasses were only 2$ each, so i'm not too upset!  =)

Gen:  Yeah, I think the putting-the-etching-cream-on-twice must be the problem?  Since yours looks so good, I would be inclined to make Mom & Dad's like you made yours.  Plus, the etched-bar looks great.

Good luck!  Sorry about the $4 loss!     Sad
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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2003 05:52:00 AM »

i bought a glass plate and i want to put a simple skull and crossbones on it that says poison under it.  i have sticker letters but was wondering if i made a paper cut out of the skull and glued-sticked it to the plate and etched it, would it work?

any thoughts or suggestions?

thanks...

I'm in agreement with the person who said "use contact paper."   Glue sticks and paper won't give you a good seal, and the etching cream might seep through the paper.  Good luck!
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MeOwZa
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2003 08:44:53 PM »

For the people giving these as gifts, how are you wrapping them up? I don't want to put them back into the original box because I don't want people to be like "oh, cups..." you know?
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The look of death... boo!


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« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2003 10:40:52 PM »

For the people giving these as gifts, how are you wrapping them up? I don't want to put them back into the original box because I don't want people to be like "oh, cups..." you know?

I thought of that too. I was thinking to put some of that crinkled shredded brown paper in the glass and then tie the glass with raffia with a tag through it with their name. The glass is too pretty to wrap.  Smiley If you're giving a bunch of glasses and can afford to spend a bit more, make put it in a basket with some kool-aid packets! hehe
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« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2003 07:54:24 AM »

Everyones glasses look so good!

I have another question though. For those of you who used dots (MeOwZa & styrofoamkitty) did you find them near the letters? I didn't find any last nite at Michaels, but I did find a nice big pack of letters for $4.99 though  Grin

Also, I've been thinking, if you want to etch the whole glass maybe the etch bath would work better. But then you have to figure out how to dip it without getting it inside. Unless you just leave a little lip/rim at the tippy top.
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