Ectched Glass -- Sand Ceremony...
Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:52 PM
I purchased sheets of blank stencils and used an exacto to make my starfish design. Then you tape the stencil to the glass with masking tape and apply the etching cream.
After five mintues, you rinse the etching cream completely off and let dry.
This was a test -- but I'm planning to etch these on to the glass vases we are going to buy for the sand cermony - which will be MUCH cheaper than getting them engraved by someone else.
Stencil: $7 at Michael's
Etching cream: $11 at Michael's
(These are regular price -- so with your 40% coupon, it will a lot less).
The stencil is reusable and there is enough cream in the small jar to do dozens (if not more) of these.
Edit: I should have noted that I bought this particular glass to test -- it was a dollar at Michael's.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:03 PM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:08 PM
Your flutes are amazing. (and I love your guest book pages).
Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:08 PM
I'm thinking about doing dots and swirls on martini glasses... fun!
Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:09 PM
He did such an awesome job and put so much love and effort into them. The only advice I have is to make sure you get a bit of a thick glass because two of mine broke before he was even able to give them to me (he was so upset). He bought the glasses for cheap because that is just the way we are and then regretted it after the two broke. He used a drimmel tool to do the etching though, so you might be fine with your tools.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:47 AM
KatyKo -- that was very sweet of your FI. I imagine that the dremmel is a little bit harder on the glass than the etching cream, but you can never be too careful. Thanks for the tip!
Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:41 AM
As an FYI though -- I got the reusable stencil. You are meant to be able to pull it off and use it again on multiple projects. To a degree it works, but you have to be really, really careful to make sure it is fully stuck to the next project. Some of my starfish are ending up with really fat legs where the stencil didn't completely stick!
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