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« on: September 03, 2007 11:12:14 AM »

I'm not sure if this is the proper place to put this project but here goes!

My boyfriend collects tequila shot glasses and I thought he would really like one with a picture of us on it.  So I tried to paint one on the glass but try as I would, it refused to look right!!  The glass was really curvey and I kept blotching the image bc it was so small.  So, after hours of patient attempts I ended up printing the image, cutting it and pasting it on the tequila shot glass. Surprisingly, it blended in perfectly with the black background I had painted on the glass before pasting the image. My boyfriend, not being a craft connoisseur couldn't tell it was a printout glued unto the glass and he absolutely loved his present Wink



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fierogirl
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007 11:16:18 AM »

What a neat gift!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007 11:17:33 AM »

Excellent!  Makes me wish we drank!  LOL...  Nice gift idea...  I've been pondering the upcoming holiday gift giving season and you've inspired me!  Thanks!

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Good luck in the army!  Hats of to you girl!
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007 12:26:04 PM »

Oh how gorgeous! What did you print the photo on/with?
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007 12:28:49 PM »

beautiful shot glass- looks very professional. I love the brushed edges!

also your country would like to thank you for serving in the United States Armed forces.  Grin we love you.
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007 12:52:23 PM »

Thanks everyone!

Purpleone, I just printed the image on regular printer paper, stuck it to the fresh paint and walla! (is that how you spell it??)  I created the stencil on Microsoft Word - just inserted the picture, set it to black and white, and tampered a little with the brightness and contrast.

And thank you all for the encouragement for my service!  I'm actually not American (my bf is though)...  I joined the Israeli Armed Forces and was selected to be a foreign press spokesperson which means you may be seeing me on TV soon.  EEK. Shocked 
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007 04:31:19 PM »

ooh! i have been toying with the idea of etching glass with photos (havnt quite figured out how i would do that, yet.) but stencils via ms word sounds like a very good idea!

anyhow, what a great job! i love how you did the black brush strokes, how the photo blends in so well. did you coat the glass with anything so that the pasted photo was less visible?
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007 04:35:29 PM »

Etching glass with photos sounds like an absolutely great idea.

holy moly there's a small lizard running around my apartment right now... :O what do I do what do I do? I'll finish this message when I get it out.

If you happen to do it, I would love to see the end result!

Thanks for the comment Smiley to answer your question, I didn't coat the glass with anything.  I actually tried to at first with clear nail enamel and it ended up ruining the photo, so I had to redo everything from the beginning.  I think it would look better with some coat (and it would definetely make the pic less visible) but I had no idea what to use for a coat or whether it would even be available in the Holy Land.. so I left it as is, and neither he, his parents, or my mother realized that it wasn't painted on.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007 06:07:16 PM »

That looks really cool!

I don't want to seem like a know-it-all (and I certainly *don't* know it all!) but since you asked, the word is

voil

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2007 04:01:34 AM »

ha! thank you Cheesy I have been wondering since that day how to spell it properly.
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