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grenouille78
« on: June 16, 2009 02:31:06 PM »

I made these etched glasses for a swap I was in recently. I studied all the previous glass etching posts and tutes since this was my first foray into it. I was really pleased with how they turned out! I didn't know how much of the etching compound it would take, so I bought the big bottle. I think now I'll have a lifetime supply, even if I etch everything in sight! ha

Sadly, these were the best pictures I could get. I tried all different places, lighting, backgrounds, and, in the end, the backyard shots worked the best.


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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009 03:10:57 PM »

these are amazing! Excellent work! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009 03:20:19 PM »

That is such a great idea for glasses. Smiley Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009 03:25:18 PM »

LOVELY they are amazing I always been interested in Glass etching but been afraid to try. How did you find the whole process?
What etching posts did you find most useful?

Stunning pin ups.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009 03:44:11 PM »

I think they look great, and such a throw back to the old pin up girls. You did an excellent job cutting your stencils. I want to do this so bad, but too many other crafts on my plate.

I would love to see some on colored glasses.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009 01:28:18 PM »

Excellent job on the pinups.  Next time you want to take pics of something that's clear, try using colored water in the glasses.  It gives you a backdrop for your pretty pictures.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009 11:54:45 AM »

Your glasses look great! I think they would be a welcome addition to any collection of pinup art.

*The colored water idea works perfectly.* Though glass is still a pain to photograph, for me at least.
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grenouille78
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009 02:52:49 PM »

Ah! Colored water! Thanks, guys, that makes a lot of sense. I tried putting fabric in them, behind them, whatever and various other placements, but actual liquid (in a glass?! *gasp*) never occurred to me. duh.

Stromasdragon -- I'm sorry, I forgot to reply to your question. First, I just did a search on all the glass etching posts and read everything and studied the photos. I got a lot out of http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282543.0 and she also has more details on her blog (listed in her siggy). The other one I looked hard at was the Star Trek glass set, too see how the faces were done (ie. were features light or dark?).

Lovesclutter -- Ah, the secret is painting the stencils, not cutting. Wink I learned that from the thread linked above.

And thanks, everybody!
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009 02:50:27 PM »

WOW!! I so wish i was your swap partner for these. Amazing. I instanly wisted and hit this rocks. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009 12:45:25 PM »

how did you make the stencils for these?
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