Project #4 – etched vase

etched-vase-with-flowers.gifProject # 4 was etching a vase.  I have done etch work before but never to this size.  One thing I learned was NOT to try to etch the whole piece at the same time.  The other lesson was to leave the etch product on a LOT longer than the bottle said to.  Previously everything I had done was with the liquid form which I would put small objects into.  This time it was the creme that you paint on.  Here is a photo with the the foam stick on hearts you can buy at craft stores placed and then the etching creme painted HEAVILY (another lesson) over that area.

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Yes there is some creme on the side – not to worry its not where I had placed the hearts on that side so it could just set until I cleaned and washed the side I was working on.  Yes the gloves are mandatory as is the plastic surface.  This stuff can eat a lot of things besides glass so projection is good.

Here is the finished vase with hearts on all four sides and another of this vase that is NOT done.  And finally a shot with it full of tulips!

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Here it is with tulips in it.  I think you can see the hearts better with the green stems as background…

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