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« on: August 31, 2009 07:56:32 AM »

So, inspired by this post's birds http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318189.0 which was actually inspired by another, I decided to etch something myself. long story short, I was going to etch Marilyn on a small pitcher for my sister b/c she's having a rough time, the evolution of craft took place, and now I have these which I think will be better suited for Christmas than for just a care package.






This my first time etching and I used the fabric paint idea from the post within the fore-mentioned post. The lines could have been sharper if I had used another method, but I think I like they way these turned out anyway. The last one is my favorite. Also, photographing glasses sucks!

So what do you think?!
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009 08:26:28 AM »

OMG I love them!!! The second one is my fave.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009 08:42:45 AM »

The second one is my favorite, too!  Now, let me get this straight, this is really etched glass and not the decal kind that washes off after a few times in the dishwasher, right?  I've been wanting to do glass etching lately.  These are all lovely, I'm sure your sis will love them!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 09:32:25 AM »

The second one is my favorite, too!  Now, let me get this straight, this is really etched glass and not the decal kind that washes off after a few times in the dishwasher, right?  I've been wanting to do glass etching lately.  These are all lovely, I'm sure your sis will love them!

Yeah, it's really etched glass. I bought some glass etching cream from Hobby Lobby. The hardest part of this project was getting the images for it. With faces especially there are a lot of tones and stuff and finding pictures that would translate well to just 2 colors was tough, and so was finding the right filters for it. If you are interested, I used PhotoShop and the filter called "cutout." I think it would work nice for most things, but since it didn't give me all the details I wanted like her hair and stuff, I also used my Kodak program's "cartoon" option and spliced together the parts of each one that I liked.

The actually etching was really easy, though. Like I said, I think the paint stencils (tute here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211082.0)  would work better than the vinyl option that the jar of Armour Etch tell you.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009 10:27:36 AM »

Sweeeet!! I'm getting quite excited about all the Christmas gifts I can make now!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009 11:26:33 AM »

i love them! i love marilyn monroe, i named my daughter marilyn! haha Grin i use contact paper for etching glasses to make a stencil cuz i could never do the fabric paint, i tried i cant draw. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009 11:29:23 AM »

Nice, I love me some Marilyn.  Way to stay ahead of the game for X-mas!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009 11:55:07 AM »

i love them! i love marilyn monroe, i named my daughter marilyn! haha Grin i use contact paper for etching glasses to make a stencil cuz i could never do the fabric paint, i tried i cant draw. Great job.

I can't draw either. I just traced it. Yeah, I made some mistakes, but it wiped away really easy. Toothpicks!

PS. your baby is super cute.
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