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Riechan
« on: February 14, 2010 05:57:29 AM »

I was always wondering how to make something like an etched glass.
Than I found out you could do it with some sort of very dangerous product which my local craft store didn't have.
After I saw the tutorial on threadbanger where they use a dremel, I was sure that I could try to etch a glass like that and I did ^^
It's a almost square glass I bought at the thrift store (thought it would be easier as a starter).
It's a glas featuring my little comic: De Piepkes

It wasn't that difficult, just make sure you have a steady hand 'cause on one side I make a little mistake (I scratched the glass outside the drawing but you can't see it that well on the pictures)

Work in progress:


Finished glass modeled with Ice Tea <3
I only did 3 sides 'cause the Johnny Walker sign was on the fourth side.







Here's the tutorial I used!: http://www.threadbanger.com/decorityourself/episode/DEC_20100120/glass-etching-beer-brewing-decor-it-yourself

Teehee, now I want to etch every glass I see Cheesy
Hope you like it!

ETA: some safety things:
Beware! cover your mouth with a scarf or something and use safety glasses to make sure you don't get any glass particles in your eyes and mouth!!
I also put on a little vacuum cleaner while I was working just to make sure none of those little particles would
escape!
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010 06:27:14 AM »

Super cute Smiley  Been wanting to try this with my dremel...was it difficult?  Any tips/troubleshoots??
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010 06:49:51 AM »

That's neat. Very cute little characters.

Would you be able to link to the tutorial?
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010 08:01:46 AM »

Is the etching rough where you did the design or is it smooth to run your hand over? I would of never thought to use a dremel on glass. pretty awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010 10:39:57 AM »

That's neat. Very cute little characters.

Would you be able to link to the tutorial?

Thankyou!
I updated my post with some more information (and the tutorial link), hope that can help Smiley


Is the etching rough where you did the design or is it smooth to run your hand over? I would of never thought to use a dremel on glass. pretty awesome!

Thanks ^^ You feel texture when you run your fingers over the design. So when you run hand over the glass you feel where you etched it. Hope you understand what I want to say, I'm bad in explaining in English ...
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010 06:51:21 AM »

Very cute! I like it a lot!

Glad to hear that you've developed the etching twitch...after a few more projects, you WILL contemplate the back window of a vehicle...*grins*

Have fun and keep at it/keep posting!
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