Sunday, March 15, 2009

I've been busy...

We didn't have evening church due to our 60th anniversary celebration, so I took the opportunity to work on my large glass order. I took a few pictures along the way to show you a little about the process.

The first step is to put the vinyl template on the glass. The vinyl needs to be smooth and not have any air bubbles, especially close to the cut out image.

Next, apply the etching cream to the cut out section of the vinyl. See the glass on the left? That one was just a drip away from being ruined. Sometimes the cream will drip down below the vinyl. If you catch it immediately, you can wipe it off. If it sits for even a minute, you'll have a permanent mark. I messed up and had drip marks on 4 glasses throughout this project.

Here are the finished glasses. I had worked on them 3 different times and had gotten 79 done. This evening I did the remaining 69 glasses I had. That's a total of 148 glasses. The order was for 180 glasses. I'm going to have to meet up with the woman in charge of the order so she can decide what type of glass she wants to get for the remaining 32 glasses. It's possible the place we're getting the glasses from has gotten some more of these in, but I doubt they've actually gotten the same glass. I'm going to shove the last 2 3-dozen boxes under the bed and call it a night. I hope yall had a great weekend!

4 comments:

Kathy W said...

what a lot of work! thanks for tutorial and tips, I might even be able to give it a go.

Sally said...

The glasses look great, you have been hard at work! Hope you can get the glasses.

Chrissy D said...

Those are lovely! TFS!

tess said...

thanx for showing the process! as great as it is, i'm actually more interested in the large box of Southern Maid donuts on your counter!! lol!