Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Etched Beer Mugs

These are the beer mugs I told everyone at the retreat about, I am making them for my hubbies guys at work, its the logo for the company they work at.
First I got these beer mugs at the dollar store (awesome right) they are not the type of glass you would usly see at the dollarstore so I bought them all, twice.


I still can't get over how nice and heavy they are, Clean them up remove all lables.

Design your stencil in your prefered software I used the inspiration pro....love it. Make sure you add a square around you design for proper placement on the glass and as not to get etching cream all over the glass. (Tip) use a font that conects all the little small inside pieces of your letters it will save you alot of headaches later.


I made my stencil out of contact paper or some people call it shelfpaper much cheeper than vinyl, I didnt even use a whole roll for all my mugs and a roll was 5 bucks at home depot.


Cut your stencil on the Best Machine in the world Pazzles Inspiration. Ok I guess you could use other machines but not in my house.


Now heres the trick remove all the positive pieces and leave just the negitive outline.


Like this.



Then add your stencil to your mug, some people use transfer tape I don't, I just find it easier. Carefully rub your fingers around every part of your design to make sure you do not have places for you etching cream to sneek under the stencil, because it will.



Dab Armour Etch or what ever etching cream you choose on the exposed glass making sure to keep it within you stencil area.



Wait the alotted time on your etching cream, mine was 5 minutes, then brush of excess cream and return it to the bottle as you can reuse it.



Wash off mug with warm water rubbing to make sure you got all the etching cream off.


Remove your stencil and wash again, dry and enjoy your beautiful work.





15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow I don't think I've ever seen a more complete tutorial on this process. You have inspired me!! It was great meeting you at the retreat. Linda Rose

BrynnEades said...

Chris would love a customized set of mugs... I smell a custom Xmas gift in the cards for him! Great instructions!

Lori Comeau said...

Great project! Great tutorial! WOW, you had a lot of mugs to do.
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Craftulous said...

Whoa! Awesome project and excellent tut.

In your experience do the etchings hold up well after many washes or even the dishwasher?

Auntie Marg said...

I see no reason they would not hold up in the dishwasher its permently etched into the glass and the beer mugs are heavy glass.

Auntie Marg said...

Brynn... shhhhh don't tell him hes not getting a set but he is getting a personal one.

Anonymous said...

Can you say which dollar store you got these at?

Anonymous said...

Oops! Forgot to say you did an awesome job!

Kathryn said...

So awesome! I'm inspired to try this for a gift for a friend!

Auntie Marg said...

I think its Dollar Tree!

asmita said...

THIS IS FANTASTIC.THANX FOR SHARING.
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Anonymous said...

I went and bought 20 mugs for Christmas presents. I did my first test tonight and it turned out great. Off to do the rest. Thanks for the great idea!

MeHeidiE said...

What font did you use?

Anonymous said...

IPURCHASED 50 MUGS LOVE THE IDEA BUT WHAT FONT DID YOU USE AND DID YOU STENCIL BRIDGE THEM ,,,

Auntie Marg said...

I don't remember what font I used but I did stencilbridge them because I didn't want to loose all the small inside pieces.