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Topic: My first hand at glass etching cream!  (Read 2305 times)
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« on: August 06, 2010 11:01:41 PM »

This is part of my boyfriend's 6 month belated birthday gift. Whoops.

The glasses were cheap rocks glasses from Ikea.  (IIRC, they were a set of plain Godis glasses, located here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80092109)  I used Armour Etch and found a silhouette of a monkey eating a banana somewhere online.  I printed out the little guy, laid the printout over contact paper and traced him with a ballpoint pen.  Then I cut out the monkey with an Xacto knife, stuck him on the bottom and used the glass etching cream...you know, just a really simple embellishment on the bottom of a rocks glass.  Now he can finish his drink and get misty eyed because I decorated some rocks glasses for him.  Wink

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010 04:24:07 AM »

I could tell what it was before I read your entry! (In a lot of cases, this sadly isn't the case)

Looks good, makes a thoughtful gift!

The etched part looks pretty solid, too - it's really easy to have inconsistent etching or almost streaks.

Good job!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010 11:07:58 AM »

I apologize for the super late comment (I'm terrible at remembering to login to Craftster after I've posted something), but thank you!  I wound up using the cream twice.  IIRC, the first time, it came out alright, but I put a thicker layer right afterward and it came out much better.

Now I just have to sit down and finish the set!  (Procrastination, FTW!)

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