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« on: September 22, 2010 01:25:17 PM »

I made these pint glasses as a Christmas present for my new fiance (!), who has excellent priorities: me, literature, and beer.  (Possibly not in that order.)  Each glass features the name and portrait of one of his favorite authors: Dylan Thomas, Jorge Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett, and J.G. Ballard.  Here's the finished set, from the front and back:





I've been planning these for awhile.  To make them, I found some internet photos on which to base my drawn silhouettes, cut the silhouettes out of contact paper, and used some ready-made adhesive stencils for the names.

Dylan Thomas:






Jorge Luis Borges:






Samuel Beckett:





Beckett was a pain--I got etching cream on the sides of the glass and had to redo him three times.  Perhaps his nihilism was infectious.  Grin


J.G. Ballard:






And, just for fun, a little bee shot glass I made for myself with the remnants of the etching cream:



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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010 02:40:33 PM »

Very nice! A very creative gift.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010 02:03:35 AM »

As an avid reader, I can really appreciate these glasses!  Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010 01:47:16 AM »

lovely outcome!

i'm not sure i understand how you did that... you said you cut the silhouettes and used ready made letters - but i'm not sure i understand how come you got the positive and not the negative of the letters.
i mean, i guess the letters are like stickers that shows the alphabet, but if you stick them and then use the cream - wouldnt it be like the etching is outside the letters, and the letters themselves are clear?
(while your letters are etched and the outside is clear...)

thanks !
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Bastelmutti
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010 11:45:04 AM »

Thank you for this idea! I came across this post & thought it was a great idea, so I made two sets this Christmas for two of my brothers-in-law, one with famous movie directors and one with famous economists. Have given the first & it was well received. Thanks again for the inspiration!
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Linnybelle
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011 10:29:37 AM »

That's so cool!  My dad is a professional writer and these would be fantastic.  I really admire your technique too, they all look so clean and well done.  My etchings tend not to turn out so well.
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