More on "Etching"

December 10th, 2008 in member junk     
fellowjunker fellowjunker, member
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This is a combination of Sue's glass etching and "birdies" cheese dome projects.  Funny how us great junk minds think alike.  I love glass etching and use it on many of my thrift store finds.  Last Christmas I etched the word "soap" on glass vinigerette bottles found at the thrift store. I then filled them with dishsoap, tied a dish towel around them and gave them as teacher gifts.

Pattern or design used: What to Bring the Hostess
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Comments (11)

bridiemurphy writes: Hi Janis: I missed this one when you originally posted your take on the cheeseball cover!!! I'm off to go find another. Posted: 9:57 am on January 16th
CottageElements writes: Kathy, someone else suggested that to me. I'm gonna do that . . . just was surprised at the price. But then if a little goes a long way . . . I love it on the "cloche" and I have a ton of plain ones I'll have to try it on.

Lani Posted: 5:55 pm on December 11th
junkcollector writes: What a great idea! I would like to see what you will do with it for other seasons-so many possibilies!! thanks for sharing the steps you used to make it.
Diane Posted: 5:28 pm on December 11th
shabbychick writes: Lani, if they have it at one of the major hobby stores - you might be able to get a coupon online - I'm gonna check... :)

Kathy Posted: 10:33 pm on December 10th
suewhitney writes: So very pretty, Janis! I love the dish soap and towel idea as well. It might even make washing dishes fun!

Thanks so much,
Posted: 6:44 pm on December 10th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Lani
Yes, that sounds about right for the etching cream....I bought mine a while ago at Michaels and remember thinking it was really expensive, but..........a little does go a long way and the directions say you can remove it after using and put it back in the container, although I haven't tried that.

I always use the vinyl letters that you can buy at Michaels or a office supply store, but on this one I tried an epoxy sticker I had and it, too, worked beautifully. The problem I have with the vinyl letters is that there isn't much choice with the fonts. Now that I know some types of stickers will work I am soooooooo excited. Hope this helps.
xojanis Posted: 5:59 pm on December 10th
CottageElements writes: Hi, Janis. Wonderful, as usual! I do have a question for you. First, I went looking for the etching cream and it was about $35 for the larger bottle. Is it usually that expensive and how far does it go? Also, what did you use to do the dream on your "cloche"? It almost looks like paint? Thanks. Can't wait to try it myself!

Lani Posted: 5:00 pm on December 10th
MimiToria writes: I was wondering if a person couldn't do the etching this way. Thanks for showing another option and piggy backing on Sue's post earlier in the week. Love what you girls have done. Very cute.
Gretchen Posted: 3:36 pm on December 10th
fellowjunker writes: Candy
Love the "fetching etching"!!!!
xojanis Posted: 2:49 pm on December 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I think your etching is quite fetching, Janis! And I love your idea about the teachers gifts.

Thanks for sharing your pretty photos with us! Keep them coming.

Candy Posted: 1:30 pm on December 10th
shabbychick writes: Janis, I love this! And a nice way to dress up thrift store finds! Will have to try a little etching myself.

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 1:25 pm on December 10th
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