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« on: November 01, 2010 12:51:04 AM »

A couple of DH and I's really good friends are True Blood fans. Both of their birthdays and anniversary was a month ago. I wanted to do something special for them since we don't get to see them often, since they live in Washington and us in Arizona.   Sad

Besides being connoisseurs of wine and different ales, I thought this would be a great way to support their love for vampires and wine. They didn't come out perfect but etching cream isn't my favorite. I haven't the courage to etch the old fashioned way, especially with wine goblets. I used the puffy t-shirt paint method and taped down a stencil with painters tape then filled in what I didn't want etched. Grin I really liked this method because the paint just slides/peels right off after I rinse the creme off, Or like I did with most of the glasses, I left it on to etch over and try and clean up some lines. I have a couple of in-progress shot from my phone I can post in the morning. I figure if they don't love them they can use them as novelty items. (Crosses Fingers) Onto pictures!

I did two mugs, for the beer or "Jack & Cola" drinks. One is True blood A, the other is O. Wink

I did a goblet in Merlotte's logo.

Fangtasia goblet. I wanted the entire glass etched with an exception of the stem and bottom. I don't like the streaks & etched it twice. But it'll have to do. I ran out of ideas to fix this.  Cry

I'd love to know what people think, comments or criticism. Does anyone have ideas on how to keep the streaks from forming or fix them? Thanks in advanced for looking, and or commenting.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010 08:38:38 AM »

Maybe try sponging or dabbing on the etching cream instead of brushing.
The lettering looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010 06:37:33 AM »

I usually leave my etching cream on longer then recommended.  First I dab it on, then after a few minutes, I brush it in one direction, and then a minute later, in another direction.  Then I leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse away.  Be careful where you rinse it because it can etch your sink!
They do look nice though, and I wouldn't worry about the streaks!

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010 12:09:28 PM »

Thanks SewIn2Disney. I tried to leave it on longer, but it seemed to be drying out and it was only about 10 minutes. Brushing or moving it in a different direction sounds like a great trick. I will have to try that next etching project. Besides when you look at the glass with or without liquid in it, the streaks aren't that noticeable. Wink Funny how my camera seems to bring out the imperfections.

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010 02:52:52 AM »

I love the lettering!

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010 09:01:29 AM »

I love this idea!!
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