Our second featured glass etcher is William Lay. He sent over this etching of his grandson on a stein and gave it to his dad for Father’s Day. He told me that his son really treasures that stein. I have always said that the homemade etchings that are personalized are the best gifts! He shared the below details on how he etched it, along with a lot of great etchings below.
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The way I did this was I loaded the picture into my program. I had to remove the background, manipulate it to make it black and white, loaded it into my sure cuts a lot pro, traced it, manipulated it to get the look I wanted, cut it out on my vinyl cutter.
I then picked the areas that I wanted to have etched, masked the rest of the mug off and took it to the sand blaster, blasted the mug, cleaned it up and gave it to my son. He is so proud of that mug.
I have also etched some mirrors with my late wife’s picture in it and gave it to my children. Something they will always treasure for sure.
Looks to be a Etched Mirror for a Volleyball Team
A Great Set of Blue Wine Glasses Etched
A Personalized Stein Etched with Symbol
An Etched Stein with Minnesota Vikings Logo
A Large Mirror Etched for a Celebration- I am guessing it is for a wedding
An Etching on a Stein with a Logo
I enjoyed looking at these etchings and to just get some ideas. Thank you William! If you have any comments or questions for him, please leave them below.
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