Thursday, January 28, 2010

My First Glass Etch Projects


I have been so intrigued by the glass etch projects made with vinyl and Armour Etch which I have viewed at various blogs that I decided to have a go at etching.  After Christmas I purchased 9 inch tall hand blown candle sticks on close-out sale.  I thought they would be perfect for etching as there is a 1 inch rim at the top edge.  I also thought the close out price was a plus as this was a new craft for me.


I used Design Studio and Storybook to cut a design in scrap cricut vinyl I had in a drawer.  I used the negative part of the cut and applied the vinyl pieces to the glass.  I then filled in the vine-flower design with Armour Etch. 


I did not realize that the Armour Etch cream would drip, but it did.  Right down onto the bulb area in the center of the candle stick.  I tried a couple of fixes but found all attempts to deal with the drips lacking.  So finally I realized that I could etch the whole bulb area.  I am actually quite pleased with this effect.


I purchased candles at Hobby Lobby and now I am all set with cute Valentine gifts for my daughter and my son's girlfriend.

9 comments:

JustYolie said...

This is GORGEOUS! I bought a bottle of Armour Etch in September and have yet to use it!

CelticWoman said...

It is awesome Susan, I love it, Hugs

~BridgetL~ said...

That turned out beautiful.

Dallas Freyer said...

This is very nice. Now I might have to give it a try. We'll see. Thanks for sharing, Dallas

jennydecuir said...

This is just stunning!!!! I think the piece looks all the better for having the bulb portion etched. It balances the etching. Just Gorgeous!!!

Thank you for sharing.

DonnaMundinger said...

I'e been dying to try this Susan. Great jo! Yye inspired me! xxD

angelamclean said...

OOOO lovely. An idea I shal "crib" for next Christmas.#Angela xxx.

Melinda Ford said...

Oh my gosh! I've been scrolling through all your beautiful Valentine cards (which I love) and came on this and just had to let you know how absolutely beautiful this is! I don't think I've ever seen an etching done so well or look so professional! You're amazing.

Tricia said...

This is off-topic but i have ? about sewing page -- i can't find the dress or the stand u said you used from JOTS and DCT carts??? Can u tell me more specifically i.e. pg # of those 2 cuts? Thanks...

LOVE all your designs -- they are truly amazing works of art.

triciawhite729@yahoo.com