More acid-etched glass candleholders

More acid-etched glass candleholders

Remember when I was experimenting with acid? No? It must have been the fumes that obliterated our memories.

Nah! It’s not really that dangerous.

More acid-etched glass candleholders

Anyway. The tutorial is in the link above. I just wanted to show you another similar project, this time with a more organic form.

This is the glass after I drew some leaves and branches on it and then covered it with puffy fabric paint.

More acid-etched glass candleholders

And this is it after applying acid paste. The branches look a little like the window behind them. Now they look a lot more interesting.

So what do you say? Ready to experiment with dangerous chemicals? All the cool kids are doing it.

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  • Clara June 22, 2010, 9:13 PM

    BTW, the post linked at the beginning explains it in detail.

  • Clara June 22, 2010, 9:12 PM

    The puff paint is used before the acid, it acts as a mask that doesn't let the acid touch the glass. The results is see-through branches and a frosted-glass background.

  • StitchandBramble June 22, 2010, 8:54 PM

    Are the branches made of puff paint applied after the acid?