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Topic: Etched Geekery Glasses  (Read 444 times)
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« on: February 16, 2014 10:18:42 AM »



My boyfriend's sister is well-read and appreciates the finer things in life such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Hunger Games.  For her birthday, I decided to crack open that bottle of armour etch that I've been staring at for years and make her a set of etched glasses.  Those three worlds have pretty strong signature images so it wasn't much trouble deciding what to include.  For the Star Wars glass, I put the Imperial and Rebel insignia on opposite sides, and just a single image for the other two.  

I thought about using a paint pen to block off the area that I didn't want etched, but ultimately I didn't trust it.  I printed, cut out, and modpodged the stencil instead, then after applying the etch cream it washed off just fine.  Even though it was the most complex, I felt the mockingjay came out the best.  

Process photo (stencils glued):


Better shot of the mockingjay detail:


Lots of lessons learned for my first time; for starters, while the modpodge method worked reasonably well, if I choose that route again I want to be more comprehensive about gluing.  I think some parts weren't glued down as well as they could have been, and the etch cream seeped in underneath, so the lines weren't as clean as I would have liked.  Otherwise I might try vinyl stickers.  The etched area wasn't as uniform as I would have liked either, so I wonder if the material that the glasses were made of was pure glass or maybe acrylic, or if I could have applied the etching cream thicker.  

But she liked the glasses a lot and there was lots of interest in the process at her birthday dinner, so at the end of the day I was happy to give her something special. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014 03:57:40 AM »

What thoughtful gift, and I think they came out great. Each one sure has instant recognition for the topic. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014 05:36:12 PM »

Those are awesome! You've made me want to try some etching. Smiley
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