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Topic: My first etching (with Armour Etch) (and second etching - NEW PICS)  (Read 2393 times)
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« on: May 29, 2008 08:28:20 PM »

Last night I stayed up way too late browsing Crafster and I was inspired to try glass etching. I didn't know Armour Etch existed before yesterday. I have plans to etch a few bigger items so this was the trial run.

I used some round plastic stickers and stuck them all over on the glass vase. These worked perfectly on all but 2 dots. I guess there was an air bubble or it didn't adhere just right.

The bottle said 5 minutes - The first time I let it sit for about 7-8 minutes, then rinsed it off. It didn't do much at all so I coated it with Armour Etch again and let it sit for about 20 minutes.

If it wasn't streaky - I would absolutely love it.

And now I read "Not intended for large areas." Hmmm. I might try sand blasting for the larger stuff. I have the equipment already... I just thought this way might be easier.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008 08:32:01 PM »

Neat! I dig it

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008 08:36:02 PM »

Oooo!  I love it!  And it doesn't look at all streaky to me.

Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 08:40:59 PM »

I can see the streakyness of it but I wouldnt worry too much
its a great looking vase especially as a trial
Ive wanted to try it but I can never decide on a design
I might give it a go soon though =]

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008 10:06:41 PM »

ooh I have never heard of Armour Etch, but it looks like fun!

Your vase turned out very pretty Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008 05:10:12 AM »

even in small areas it can streak, the trick is... get it on FAST and get it on THICK
if one area is on longer (ie you put it on first there) it will etch more than where you stop, so you wanna go quick quick quick
and also if one area is really thin, it wont etch as much as say a thick spot next to it, so when i do it i just try be safe and get a thick coat everywhere! but then the stuff tends to run, so make sure you tape up as much as possible so it doesnt run off onto the glass where you dont want it etched, or onto your counter
(my bathroom sink tiles wont be the same again!)

good luck on future items! be sure to post! Smiley i love glass etching, not enough people on here do it imo!
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008 09:55:56 AM »

So... do it fast and lay it on thick. I think I can manage that for the next project. Thanks for the tips!

Also, I used a project board (like a giant clip-board) on top of the counter and had the tile & surface cleaner within reach. I cleaned the sink right after washing off the Armour Etch.
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 10:26:22 AM »

Here's round 2 - another cheap, cute vase.
I used some yellow electrical tape that I found in the garage - it worked really well. I really globbed it on on there this time too.
BEFORE (or rather, during)


Not perfect... but better than the first one. I should've taped off the whole bottom section. I still have a little bit of clean-up work to do - erase my guide-lines and remove some of the sticky tape residue. I like this one. Hopefully the next will be even better.
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