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skarinja
« on: July 28, 2009 06:04:30 PM »

I needed a new set of glasses so I bought 12 plain beer glasses from Bed Bath and Beyond for $10. I jazzed them up with some alternative glass etching--animal skeletons. I did a lion, unicorn, snake, rabbit, human, fish, whale, bat, kangaroo, giraffe, swan, and wooly mammoth.

I got images of the skeletons online, printed them out and taped them to the inside of the glasses.  I used Scribbles and Polymark fabric paint to paint the negative space. After it dried, I fixed minor mistakes by scratching away paint with a toothpick and then doing a second coat in areas that were thin. Lastly, I filled in the positive space with Armour Etch cream.


The glasses in the stenciling phase:






The final glasses: (sorry all the photos suck but its SO HARD to take pictures of glass etching)










Individually:

Fish


Kangaroo


Snake


Bat


Rabbit


Swan


Human


Lion (I had to take two pictures because he's quite wide)



Wooly mammoth


Giraffe


Unicorn


Whale




Thanks for looking Smiley Comments, criticism and questions are all welcome!
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Mannon2
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009 06:12:27 PM »

WOW!   They turned out great!  I would never have thought of using the paint for a stencil medium - that was an excellent alternative to trying to cut all those teeny details from contact paper!  Love these!
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heatherweather33
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009 06:14:27 PM »

So. Darn. Cool.
The placement, and details are just perfect!
The snake and mammoth are my favorites....
again...
So. Darn. Cool...
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009 06:15:27 PM »

oh, and I totally hit 'this rocks!'
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Tularosa
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009 06:26:47 PM »

Those are awesome!

(FYI: Filling the glasses with colored water--Kool-Aid?--may give you a decent photo.)
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009 06:46:45 PM »

mannon2 is right! that is very smart! and i hit this rocks too, they look awesome
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009 06:48:28 PM »

This project in UNDENIABLY awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009 07:11:09 PM »

yup.  this is how I do my etching.  the puffy paint makes it SO easy.  but I learned it from another user on here.  Wink

you have a hell of a lot more patience than I do.  I try to do simple designs.  these are FANTASTIC!!!!!!  go you and your patience!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009 07:22:48 PM »

yup.  this is how I do my etching.  the puffy paint makes it SO easy.  but I learned it from another user on here.  Wink

you have a hell of a lot more patience than I do.  I try to do simple designs.  these are FANTASTIC!!!!!!  go you and your patience!!!

I also got this technique from a Craftster user, Onyxnox, in the post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211082.0. I apologize for not giving her credit earlier! I love her unicorn canisters. I've been using this method to do glass etching for about a year now and it's great for me because I'm much better with a paint bottle than I am with scissors or a knife.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009 08:27:18 PM »

Amazing! I love these glasses!!!
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