Recently someone wanted me to custom etch some beer glasses for a gift, and I like to update this blog with some simple samples to help generate ideas in your head. These were created this week which can be a great gift idea to give, because it’s something different and is more meaningful.
What I did here was find a few free graphics off of the internet and converted them to be cut with the free stencil software which I talk about in the e-book. This allowed me to have the stencil cut from my computer and free software programs that I have mentioned. You can see in the picture below is a rose flower etched into the glass with the person’s name directly under it. I usually try to use a cool font and angle it in a unique way which flows along the flower. Try different angles and fonts in the software and see what looks good.
Also you can see, the rose is actually a line pattern and has only been etched with a single stage. Most line patterns are used with double or multi-staged, but sometimes a line pattern looks fairly good. Since I etched the mug from the front side, I left it as a single stage. If I did this from the inside of the mug, you probably could carve multi-stage etchings into it for three dimensional effects but pouring drinks into the glass would stain the frosted areas. You can see more glass mugs and I will try to photograph each unique one that I do. Hope these inspire you!
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