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« on: December 21, 2007 02:11:18 PM »

I tried my first glass etching project last week.  I made these for a gift exchange and they were well received.  I used plain glasses from a store, took some blank glass stencils for glass arts and cut out some snowflakes, attached them, and etched away!  I used the Armor Etch cream, and left it on for about 60 seconds.  The stencils ripped when I took them off after rinsing the etching cream off, so I didn't bother keeping them.  I made sure to put masking tape along the tops and bottoms of the glasses to leave a clear rim.  They turned out pretty well!

I made four total, two with etched snowflakes, two with an etched background.  I "signed" the bottoms.







A friend's mother loved the glasses, but she didn't end up getting them.  I'm making her a set with her grandson's names on them, but this time I'm using fabric paint like Onyxnox did.  It's saving me a TON of time!
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007 03:11:11 PM »

These look AWESOME!  How exactly do you etch them? Smiley Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007 06:45:52 PM »

Here is a really good glass etching tutorial.  It's how I found out about glass etching.  All you really do is use stencils and Armour etch, which is an acidic cream that eats away at the glass.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007 04:26:05 PM »

Here is a really good glass etching tutorial.  It's how I found out about glass etching.  All you really do is use stencils and Armour etch, which is an acidic cream that eats away at the glass.

Ohhhh great!! Thanks so much Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007 11:32:00 PM »

very cool!!  Cheesy
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