I made some more lanterns from reused jars to show you the how-to process to acid etch them. They turned out beautifully!
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I made some more lanterns from marmalade jars to show you the how-to process. They turned out beautifully!
You can see the detailed step-by-step in this post. There are just a couple of differences between this and the previous ones. I originally made this with the intention of giving them to somebody, I am afraid that may not happen. I just like them too much.
The difference is that I attached the handles with wire, making them safe to hang. This ones are covered in some rough rope, it makes a nice contrast with the softness of the acid-etched glass.
Not only are the jars reused, the handles are too. These were wire hangers that I got from the dry cleaners (and that I wouldn't use otherwise).
Besides stickers, wire, and rope I also use golden jewelry wire to attach the handles, it blends better with the rope. I used the jar rim as a template for the handles.
I used glue to join each layer of rope to the next, the edges are glued and tucked under the layers of rope.
I have to say that these came out much better than the previous ones. Or perhaps I like them better because of the funky shape. I can't find this brand of marmalade at my local supermarket, but I am on a hunt for some, maybe I can stock enough marmalade for a year. Lucky me this brand also tastes nice.
There they are, at their new home. I am using fake tealights because the wind would not allow me to use real ones outside.
So, are you guys going to start saving your jars and wire hangers yet?
- Surgeon's gloves
- Acid paste
- Newspaper or cardboard to protect the table.
- Dimensional paint for fabric or stickers or transparent adhesive tape
- Thick brush
- Glass containers cleaned and washed with detergent
- Permanent marker do not worry do not leave marks on the glass
- If you use stickers, stick on the surface, otherwise, draw with the marker the silhouette you want to mark.
- Fill between the lines with the fabric paint, if you do not have fabric paint go to the next step.
- Glue transparent tape on the silhouette you have drawn and cut out the silhouette with a scalpel. Remove the excess tape.
- With a cotton ball soaked in soapy water, pass very delicately through the glass to remove fingerprints, making sure you do not lift the paint or sticker).
- Put on gloves (the acid is very corrosive). Cover the surface you want to "burn" with plenty of paste. Make sure you do not leave any part uncovered.
- Leave on for 15 minutes.
- With gloves on rinse with plenty of running water. At first, the difference is not very noticeable, but it becomes evident when the water dries.