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Topic: First try with glass etching cream - etched votive holder!  (Read 4665 times)
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« on: June 16, 2009 08:51:46 PM »

My first try with glass etching cream...
Boston skyline with sailboats!
Enjoy!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009 09:18:48 PM »

Very cool!!

I did my first glass etching a few weeks ago too. But I cant post it until after my swap partner gets it. I was so excited about it!! The stencil I made for mine was a pain to cut out with an xacto knife though.

Still, yours is awesome! Keep an eye out for mine in the next few days hopefully! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009 10:41:18 PM »

The boats are the perfect touch -and I love the the way the skyline is "layered" as you view through the glass!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009 10:45:47 PM »

I love this!  Great work  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009 11:14:24 PM »

Super cute! And how did you get the tiny boats so precise? That's great work with the exacto knife!
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009 04:49:11 AM »

This is pretty darn awesome.
And your sailboats are so crisp and perfect looking!
You may have opened the floodgate to another craft for me to try...


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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009 01:26:22 PM »

I tried to do some glass etching around Xmas time for my Secret Santa. I got my boss, and decided to use Dollar store glass steins, and etching cream to Monogram his initials onto the glasses. I followed the directions perfectly (as far as I know), and it didn't work!!! It didn't even make a scratch!!! I was so disappointed.  Sad Since i waited until the day before the swap to do it- I had to improvise last nminute. I ended up giving him 2 Dollar store glasses, and some gourmet cookies and hot chocolate. Not the grand gift I had in mind at all. Cry I haven't used the etching cream since.
But yours is awesome!!! Did you have any trouble at all?
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009 09:21:42 AM »

This is actually technically the first try...the first time I did it, I left it on for the time it said (like 5 minutes, I think), then washed it off, and there was barely anything. So I redid it, and left it on for closer to 10 minutes. I used votive holders from AC Moore, so maybe it has something to do with using cheap glass? Try leaving it on for longer than the directions say. Good luck! ^_^
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009 11:28:31 AM »

Definately leave the etching cream on for 10-12 minutes before taking it off. It's best to watch it and take it off right before it dries- makes the etching darker. It gets really hard to wash off if it's dried.

I really like the itty bitty sailboats! They're so cute ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009 12:15:41 PM »

What brand of cream did you use?  I used etching cream before and it didn't appear to be as noticable.

I prefer to etch my glass with a sandblaster though, it looks alittle more elegant.  I just posted a etched glass mug http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314997.0 on the forum.   

Check it out and let me know what you think!
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