Friday, June 21, 2013

Hopping with Armour and Stampendous

Today the Stampendous Design Team is finishing off our fun week of etching glass with a final Armour Etch Blog Hop! 
We’ve had so much fun etching all the glass we can get our hands on!

For my final project, I etched a jumbo size beer mug from the 99 cent store with a jumbo cling stamp, Dogwood Set.

I started by die cutting an oval shape out of a panel of contact paper.

I stuck the contact paper to the front of the mug so that the oval shape is masked off and ready to stamp on.  Then follow these easy instructions!

Stamp your image - with versamark OR a colored pigment ink like ColorBox or
VersaColor - color won't matter - but image does. Choose something with clear,
well-defined lines, not toooooo detailed.
 IF you don't like your image, clean with rubbing alcohol and repeat as often
as necessary.
  Emboss your image with ANY color powder (but probably not chunky ones). I used Detail Gold for my project.  Heat carefully, some thin things like glasses and christmas ornaments can break if
heated too much.

Apply etching cream with a slightly dampened sponge brush, working on a
small area at a time. Work quickly.
 Wait one minute - more isn't better. Then take your glass thing to the sink
and rinse under warm water simultaneously washing away ALL the embossing powder.
NOTE: you may need to use a scrubby or scraper to get all the embossing powder off.

It's really hard to get a good picture of glass but I stuck a piece of cardstock inside my mug to help you see the final image a little better.

I know that all the other designers have really outdone themselves. 
Please go check out their projects and be sure to leave a comment that includes where you're commenting from. Remember that only folks with a U.S. address can win, but we are super delighted to hear your thoughts and see your projects no matter where you live!

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds(U R Here)

Lea Kimmel

Tobi Crawford

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Krissy Fossmeyer


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Just beautiful!!!!!

Terri Burnette said...

This looks so easy! I keep thinking about teacher gifts....

Dawn Louise said...

Super, looks great and useful too x

Jamie Martin said...

You'd never know the mug was from the 99 Cent store! You did a beautiful job with it :)

Iris said...

Hi from Missouri. What a beautiful job you did with your 99 cent beer stein. Just gorgeous.

Pam Hornschu said...

Pooh, cool technique and beautiful result, Kristine!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with this image.
Sue in Ohio

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE your mug! I am having visions of a Vermont Christmas tree with loads of etched mugs wrapped and ready to be opened! Thanks for sharing your beautiful mug with me! It is beautiful!

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamp design you chose. What a great gift this would make.

Kathy said...

Wonderful way to dress up a little 99 cent glass. Kathy T in Minnesota.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow.. This is so pretty. Wonderful job. I really want to try etching glass now.

Kailash said...

Hi from Illinois. Such a beautiful transformation of that mug. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Janis said...

It's lovely. These projects are just amazing!!!

Janis from Idaho in the USA

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome, girl!!

Angelica Chambers said...

"99 cents!!" We're etchin mugs... Ok, can we call it a beer stein now? I mean, you classed it up with this beautiful etching so I'm thinking stein makes it sound a bit more classy, no? Mug, stein, either way, it really is lovely. TFS!
-Angel from Arkansas

Janelle Stollfus said...

Such a great idea to use contact paper. I still have a roll of it leftover from college to use. Thanks for the great ideas!