Monday, January 27, 2020

Would you like to see my etchings?

Isn't that some type of double entendre?

Anyway, we played around with glass etching yesterday. We had brought over some glass jars to experiment on, and it worked out well.

There are a few steps:

1. Design and cut out stencils. I did a variety of things on the Cameo machine, using adhesive vinyl in colors I don't like.

From left to right, you can see the stencils for a turtle, the moon (hard to see) the letter S with stars, and a dog foot.
Here are two more 's's, a hummingbird, and a bone. These are hard to see, again apologies.

2. Then the etching goo is put over the stencils.

We wear gloves and eye protection, and do this in a sink (we'll move it to the garage when the garage is finished). The etching goo stays on about a minute, and is then washed off.

3. And here is what we get:

Pretty fun! I've ordered some more glass stuff to start making more etched stuff.

AND there were experimental Christmas ornaments! Here's a protip: even if you order 3" diameter acrylic blanks, they may not be 3" wide! Measure twice, cut once!

There were all cut out from vinyl on the machine, and then placed on a sort of three inch acrylic blank. The top 2 are on silver glitter, and the bottom two are on holographic vinyl. Holographic vinyl is very very cool.


KSD said...

WOW. Is there a craft you haven't tried?

kayT said...

I love the ornaments; beautiful!

Also the doggie treat jar. I need a kitty treat jar. No, I am not getting caught up in this new hobby, not with all the yarn in my cupboard thank you very much. Maybe I can convince my friend who does not knit?

Tired Teacher said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Kym said...

Those are just fabulous!!!! :-)

DelightedHands said...

Now that is cool! What are the washing instructions for the etched glass?

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Very cool! I love the Merry & Bright ornament. So much detail!

kathy b said...

Oh I bet it made your brain feel so good to do something new and do it well!!!! Love them