Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Etching glass ...

Etched glass is trending big, and I think that's in part due to the ease of creating novel DIY designs with crafting materials that are readily available.

I love the chunky, handblown tumbler in this image from Bread and Badger.

For years, the only way to achieve custom designs in glass was with the skills of a professional and a shop full of sand blasting equipment. Not so today. Supplied with Armour Etch glass etching cream from a craft store, some contact paper on which to draw out a design and an X-acto knife, we all can easily manipulate glass with our own unique designs.

This etching project is not rocket science. Click on this easy tutorial that takes you through the simple step-by-step process.

Image via Roadkill Rescue.

The bottles above may seem somewhat familiar if you are a Starbucks customer. The crafter who etched these recycled Frappuccino bottles scrubbed off the label and reused them to make spice jars. I love the bold graphic typeface selected for the names!

Image via Stylelist.

Above is an inverse way to etch the glass by cutting out the negative space and leaving the adhesive backed lettering on humble canning jars. So cute!

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