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« on: June 07, 2010 01:49:01 PM »

Recently two different coworkers embarked on a cohabitation adventure with their significant others. To celebrate their new apartment/Home I made them sets of Her/His glasses.


The first set




And the second set



and of course I had to gift'em in a decorative bag



I usually just use regular painters tape but still wind up with some spots that don't have clean lines. Anyone know of anything that works better?
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010 02:06:36 PM »

So cool what a sweet idea. I love the silhouettes
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010 03:09:25 PM »

Very nice, I have had no luck with etching, and probably because the brand is cheaper, so live and learn. Great job with these.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010 03:59:19 PM »

Could you use contact paper instead? it might make cleaner lines?

Oh and your glasses are awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010 04:24:51 PM »

I really love the silhouette motives. Smiley
 
I've had a lot of success using fabric paint to make the stencils. It doesn't usually bleed underneath because it forms a seal on the glass, and after you're done with the etching cream it peels right off.
Also, if you buy the ones with the application nozzles it can give you a lot of control when drawing on the stencil.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 04:33:44 PM »

I prefer frog tape to the regular blue painter's tape. You can get it at Sherwin Williams, it's pretty expensive, about $7 a roll here, but I think it is completely worth the money. If you clean the glass with rubbing alcohol before applying the tape and press down the edges really well with something like a burnisher or plastic bone folder you will get a much cleaner edge. From your photos, the lines look really nice and crisp, maybe you are just being too critical of your work  Wink  And of course I must comment on the freakin' adorable gift bag! So lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010 06:11:17 PM »

i was just wondering where u bought ur armour etch. i've been trying to find a good place to buy it
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010 10:04:28 PM »

I never thought to use contact paper. Thanks to everyone for the great ideas.


i was just wondering where u bought ur armour etch. i've been trying to find a good place to buy it
I got it at Michale's it was about $40 but since I'm always spending money there I always get those 50% off coupons.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010 12:33:14 AM »

Great idea! How do you make the designs with the painters tape? (I've never done etched glass before).

BTW LOVE the bag too! Nice touch  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010 08:45:13 AM »

ahhhhh, I want these! The initials are even right for my hubby and I!! *wisted, yo!*
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