Crafty Holiday 2014: Day 5 – Glass Engraving & An Afternoon Off

Hi All!
As my App didn’t want to work while I was on hols the last two week (& I spent ages writing the posts up too!!) thought I’d post them now I’m home. Will post one or two a day for the next week or two, giving me time to recover!!
Anyway, enjoy, and talk soon!
Donna x
Ps have added the pic of Danielle’s glass here, so hope Danielle’s not reading this! If you are, and haven’t been to see me yet, STOP RIGHT NOW!!! (Btw it’s the finished glass as I forgot to take a pic before I painted it, but you can see the engraving ok still!)
Pps please excuse the images not all being of greatest quality, was using my iPad to take and edit them. Now I’m home will see if can improve them for the roundup post at the end, and the tutorials to follow, but wanted to post these as they were done.

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Hi all!
It’s my fifth full day on holiday, and was a relatively quiet one. While I did a bit of glass engraving this morning, I had an afternoon off to spend time with Yaris and have a rest.
In glass engraving this morning, I was making a glass for my friend Danielle. Whilst I painted two for her flatmates the other day (on her request), I wanted to make hers slightly more special (both because she’s my friend and because it’s also partly her birthday present), so I planned to both engrave and paint it.
Because of the way both processes work, the only way to do this without damaging the glass is to first engrave it, then paint it. So today was phase 1 – engraving. I used the following process:
1) Clean the glass thoroughly
2) Pick out stick-ons to make design(s) and apply (remember that sticking on the shape will make that a clear space on a frosted
background, whereas cutting around the shape and removing the centre to create an outline will make a frosted space on a
clear background)
3) When you’ve finished applying your design, cover the rest of the glass with masking tape, including the base and over into lip
4) After checking all is ready, take your piece to the engraving machine and use to engrave your design
5) Clean off any remaining dust and remove tape and stickers, before gently washing the piece in cool water to complete the
removal of dust etc
For me, the final step will then be to apply to paint to the glass, and fire it. I just hope she likes it!!
Needless to say, I’m not going to post the picture yet, as I want the present to be a nice surprise for Danielle. But I will show it to you as soon as she’s seen it!
Speak soon!
Donna x

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