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Topic: First Glass Ethching - Wolf Window Hanging  (Read 1238 times)
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« on: December 11, 2009 01:20:34 PM »

This is the product of a very happy hour or so of painting and then two very unhappy hours picking away at fabric paint.
This is meant to be a christmas present for my stepdad, he actually took the original image and I thought he might enjoy it in a slightly more art-sy form.

I freehanded the wolf, the border was made with electric tape. The jar of armour-etch recommend leaving it on for only a minute, but instructions are for the weak. ( I left it on for 15)

I was hoping it could hang in a window in our cottage, maybe from a little chain.
 But how exactly does one drill into glass??

Pre etching:



Post etching:





It's my very first glass etching and also my very first post, so I would really appreciate any c&c (or display suggestions!)



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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 02:46:58 PM »

That looks really cool! I can't give you any suggestions since I don't work with glass... Hmmm... I wonder if it'd work to mount it in some kind of frame to avoid drilling holes in it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009 03:02:28 PM »

Thanks!

I was thinking if all else fails I could find a frame use this as the glass putting a black piece of cardstock in the back where the picture would go?

If I'm ever able to find the right size that is.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009 03:06:25 PM »

Or... If you could make two frames, or cut out two frames from some suitable material and sort of trap the glass between them. That way light could still get through. Did that make sense at all?
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009 03:10:32 PM »

that's a great idea!

It's supposed to be for our cottage,
so maybe I could scavenge some wood with a really pronounced grain?
though to be honest that would probably require power tools -- scary!
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 05:18:33 PM »

Love your wolf. Great job for first attempt. I've painted glass but not etched it. If you google cutting hole in glass  or similar, there are several guides. Here are just a couple.

http://www.diybasics.co.uk/drilling-holes-tiles-glass.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_2239462_drill-holes-through-glass.html

Most involve power tools. Personally I'd have someone else to do it. I've used some power tools but wouldn't be confident cutting glass without instruction. Hope this helps.
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