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« on: April 27, 2010 07:15:54 PM »

Hi everyone,

I'm new to Craftster (like, "this is my first post" new, haha) and let me say I'm absolutely floored by all the beautiful things you all make! How inspiring!

I've been wanting to try etched glass and I'm pretty sure the easiest way will be to use Armor Etch. My question is, will it work on colored glass, or only standard clear glass? Sorry if it's a stupid question and/or something that's been answered before.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010 03:58:30 AM »

Welcome, kate886! Armor Etch will work on any type of glass. Have at it! Go crazy! (And post pictures!)

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010 05:13:53 PM »

Thanks! I'll definitely keep you informed on my progress
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010 09:20:44 PM »

Technically, it will perform it's function on glass (just make sure it's actually "colored glass" as opposed to "glass with color on it"...*facepalm*

...however, you may not get the results that you like.

Mirrors have the most eye-catching "pop" factor for designs...things like bottles/drinking glasses/window panes appear to be much more subtle (do NOT mistake this for thinking that you won't notice an accidental glob or something...because you WILL...*smiles* it's just a different level of intensity, mirrors are the most unforgiving when it comes to smooth edges/details)

I've noticed that whenever I do something on colored glass, it can be very hard to see some of the better, more time consuming details. My advice is to try out some simple designs on colored glass first, so you can see what I mean, before you put a LOT of time (read: heart and soul) into a piece that may not have the effect you thought it would.

Oh, and the color/shade of glass will factor in as well. That gorgeous cobalt blue glass...*sadface* not so much.

Good luck, can't wait to see what you've got in mind!
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