Inspired by the carboy etching thread
I decided to make some custom etched pint glasses. We're going to be having a month long party for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa this summer so we needed pint glasses. Custom individualized pint glasses. Lots of them.
I cleaned out two Dollar Tree
stores of their pint glasses. You can order cases from them online and have them delivered to a store but there is a $6 handling fee.
38 total. The two closed boxes are full of pint glasses.
I printed out the logos I wanted onto transparency sheets. They came out gray rather than black so I printed two of each:
And taped them together:
Next I created a holder for the logo and a cut out section of StencilPro Hi-res
using a piece of glass from a picture frame, some leftover black velvet, a scrap piece of particle board, and two clamps.
I assembled it all working in a dim room since The StencilPro material sets in UV light. I then covered it all up with a towel, carried it outside, removed the towel, and exposed it to sunlight for about 20 seconds. Then the stencils go into a bowel of water for ten minutes.
Then you just rinse them and gently rub on the areas where the sunlight was blocked to remove the material from the stencil mesh giving you a completed logo stencil:
Details on the StencilPro: StencilPro Instruction PDF