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« on: April 30, 2010 11:49:18 PM »

I'm terrible at painting, so I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to get images onto glass to etch? I tried printing on a window decal but I couldn't get it to work-then I traced it on, but when I cut it out I ripped it. Is there another way?


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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010 06:42:54 AM »

If you have an image from a *laser printer* or a copier (this won't work with any other kind of printer), you can transfer the image by laying the image face down on the target surface and rub acetone (nail polish remover) across it. Put the acetone generously on a paper towel and rub it across the back.

You can transfer the image using the acetone method to contact paper, then cut away the parts you want to etch with an exacto knife. Rub the contact paper hard onto the glass so it sticks really well and there are no bubbles. That way you've set up a barrier for the etch cream to stay where it's supposed to stay.

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010 07:03:17 PM »

I'll have to try that, thank you!


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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010 12:40:30 AM »

Same as with me, I will try this too so that I can able to create some images on the glass that looks pretty and very elegant as, there are some techniques that are suitable for etching images whatever we want to engrave.


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