I saw somewhere that it is relitively easy to etch glass so I thought that would be a great little addition to the vases you see above. ANOTHER BE WARNED! Glass etching yes is easy, but if you dont SLATHER the solution onto your pattern it wont turn out at all. I had to do one vase 3 times, and consequently have one side of the vase that is a mess up but you cant really see it because its glass etching and it doesnt show up very well. Which is also the other be warned, you cant really see the finished product with how I have my vases filled. Im sure if/when I add more coffee beans you will be able to see the R and J but right now it was a lot of work for not a lot of payoff. Also we used the armour etch, the bottle says to leave on for 5 minutes but we had to leave it on for 15minutes. Longer is sometimes better! Below is a close up of one of the letters, it looks awesome but Im not sure it was worth it. To get the "R" I had contact paper left over from lining the dresser drawers from my Dresser project that we used to cut the design out on. What ended up working best was applying the contact paper to the vase first, printing the pattern from the computer, taping it to the contact paper, then we used at exacto knife to cut the design out directly on the glass. I also think this may have helped with the etching process, but I have no way to be sure.
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