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Topic: Frosted Glass Tutorial -- How to make frosted glassware with Armor Etch!  (Read 380216 times)
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« Reply #320 on: February 17, 2005 12:17:10 PM »

For my first ever post, I wanted to share the etched glasses you all inspired me to make...these were a V-Day gift. These are logos of two Philadelphia sports teams, the Flyers and Eagles.

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« Reply #321 on: February 24, 2005 02:06:18 PM »

there is an article in the march 2005 issue of "ladies home journal" about using armor etch for glassware...fyi Smiley

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« Reply #322 on: February 27, 2005 08:58:44 AM »

you're brilliant, styrofoamkitty and the others who've made frosted glasses! beautiful work. i want to make some too but i have no idea where to get etching cream where i live (france). any french ppl out there who know what this is called and where i can get it?? anyway, i have these yogurt (i'm addicted to vanilla) containers i save because they're pretty and made of glass. right now i just fill them half-full of rock salt and place votice candles in them. but if they were frosted, they'd be prettier i think. thanks for the inspiration whether i get to do this as a project or not!  Smiley

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« Reply #323 on: March 10, 2005 02:03:37 AM »

I am so excited to share this here!

I just discovered using heat embosing and rubber stamps to etch glass!

1.  Stamp on the glass with clear embosing ink or Versamark ink

2.  Sprinkle on your clear embosing powder and tap off excess.

3.  Carefully heat with heat gun.  Go slow, and make sure the glass is not ice cold first or it will crack/explode in your face!  Look for the powder to disapear or go from powdery to clear.  This is like an instant stencil.  The cream will not etch it off!

4.  Tape off around your design with painters tape.

5.  Apply etching cream; use a sponge brush, go up and down, side to side and apply very thick.

6.  Let sit 15 minutes.

7.  Rinse off (or scrape off and use again).

8.  Scrape off the embossing with your fingernail or appropriate substitute,

9.  Remove tape and clean item well.

10.  Enjoy your item!

Tips:  clean item well with windex.  Use rubber stamps with very bold designs.  Practice on microscope slides (very cheap).  Or etch slides and use in jewelry, windchimes, or collage!  Stamping is easier on a flat surface - use squared off items.  Also take your inked stamp, put it stamp side up on the table and place your item on that and press down;  allows you to see where the center point is.  Also, before you heat embosing powder check to see that stamp came out clear and powder has stuck well... if it doesn't look good; remove powder with windex and start again.  Good Luck! Smiley

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« Reply #324 on: March 10, 2005 01:13:52 PM »

I made these glasses for a Christmas gift. I bought the beer glasses at Goodwill for $.49 each and I bought some "White Frost Glass Etching Cream" at Wal*Mart for, like, $3.50 that was 2 OZ in size. I made a stencil by free-handing fraternity symbols onto contact paper and then used an x-acto knife to cut it out. Here is the end result:

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« Reply #325 on: March 14, 2005 12:02:55 AM »

Does anybody know if etching cream comes in any other colors?  You think it would be possible to dye it?

Etching glass this way means that you apply an acid that eats away at the smooth surface of the glass.  It's not harmful to the glass over all, but it is permanent.  Since you are not actually adding anything to the glass, it only comes out the same color as the glass. 

You can buy glass paints though, that you bake in your oven, between 300 and  325 degrees for half an hour, which should work for adding color. ( I use Pebeo's Porcelaine 150 paint on tiles and plan to try Vitrea 160 on glass--says it's dishwasher safe!  http://www.pebeo.com, http://www.pebeo.com/asp/prod/catalogue.asp?lang=us&c=4)

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« Reply #326 on: March 30, 2005 06:16:32 PM »

I was wondering - if you etched stuff on the inside of a glass, would it disappear when you filled it with liquid? Then the design would reappear when you drank out of it.
I really should get some etching cream and try this.

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« Reply #327 on: March 30, 2005 06:59:55 PM »

When you wash off the glass etching cream the image does disappear until it dries.  (The water fills in the spaces between the etched texture bumps.)  Neat idea about the inside of a glass... I don't know if it would make the inside of the glass harder to get clean though.
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« Reply #328 on: April 02, 2005 07:11:11 AM »

After seeing everything that everyone has created using the etching cream, I set out to find some to use in my Design class. I'm from the UK, and can't seem to find Armor Etch anywhere, or etching cream. All I've managed to get hold of is Humbrol Glass Etch spray. Has anyone used this before, and is there anything I ought to keep in mind when using glass etch in spray form?
« Reply #329 on: April 15, 2005 05:06:16 PM »

I'm going to have to try this with some martini glasses. For some reason when registering for wedding gifts a few years back, I was consumed with the need to have 12 of everything in dishes. Its pretty stupid when I think about it, because I doubt I'll ever serve 12 people champage-lol!
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