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« on: June 23, 2010 07:23:20 AM »

I have etched some glass with armour etch. but when i washed the cream off i must not have cleaned all of the glass, because when i pulled the contact paper off the glass around the contact paper has been etched. Is there anyway to remove this etching?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010 09:13:36 PM »

In my experience, you're stuck with it.

To etch, after all, is to cut, bite or corrode, with an acid or the like; engrave with an acid or the like...

I've seen people cover accidental edge marks by framing, painting around the edges (either a design, a clever signature/logo/crafter mark, or a plain border, which can complement the etching)...depends on what you're doing.

Good luck!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010 08:12:27 PM »

I also accidentally leave a mark on glass etching. I tried to wash it until it gone. And I never did right. So I still pursue it on the second glass as a gift for my sister the first plan was for my parents but it didnt work. So again its really a bad idea doing etching for me.
What I did to those glasses was really a mess not good artist I am.
But when m aunt visited me and saw my work she said Youre really an Artist. Hahah so funny.
I just look at the glass again in a far distance somehow almost beautiful look like fading color. And I keep it as decoration not a gift.

« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010 12:56:02 PM »

Yeah I hate this too. I am working on some beer mugs and I was super careful and it still bled through. I haven't found anyway of removing it either.   Sad  I used painters tape, contact paper, stickers, and Duct tape and they all Bleed. ahh dont give up!


* Try to use the unwanted etching on your behalf by either adding a design around it, or just etch the rest then try on another spot.
* Hey try free hand etching, hmm im too much of a wimp to try though.
* I read here that someone used vinyl stickers and they seem to work great.
* hmm what if you paint a stencil on it then use the cream?

oooh ohh, I just found this site online take a look for future etching!!

 "The permanent ink in the Sharpie acts like a resist. The red marker seems to give the best coverage, while the black one seems to be weaker. If using a Sharpie, the parts that are covered with the pen ink will remain after the etching process.

Completely cover any area that you dont want etched with the pen. Allow the ink to dry completely. I have also heard that Elmers Glue and fingernail polish will act like a resist."

from site:       http://www.glass-fusing-made-easy.com/how-to-etch-glass.html

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