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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Glass Art Angel

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Today I am creating with etchall® dip 'n etch, and I'm creating one of my favorite things - an angel.

One of the things I follow on pinterest is garden art, and there are lots of fabulous creations with upcycled glass.  I love working with different shapes and sizes to create art with it.  Here are a couple of things I've done recently: an etched snowman and a tealight holder

First, I headed to my local thrift shops for glass pieces that I can upcycle.  They are usually very inexpensive, which is a plus.  Or, you may have some around the house.

Here's what I found for my angel:
This is a vase and a small appetizer plate.  I thought the plate was perfect for angel wings.  I found a small round candle holder for the head.

Then, I proceeded to etch the pieces.  It's so easy with etchall® dip 'n etch.  Find a plastic container that fits your glass (this is the hardest part!).  Then, follow the instructions to etch the glass for about 15 minutes.  Rinse, dry and you are ready to go!

Here's the candle holder etching away:
After etching the other pieces and washing and drying them, I glued the pieces together with epoxy.  When using epoxy glue, be sure to have adequate ventilation.
Etched Angel
I painted the angel body and wings with an alcohol ink wash.  The wings have a soft yellow tint that doesn't show in this photo.  Alcohol inks worked very well with my tealight garden art.  It held up well outside keeping the original color.  And, I like the soft glow of this paint method. After painting, I glued on some soft green glass pieces for the hair.  Now, it's ready for the garden.  The angel also looks great on the window sill catching the morning light!

Glass Art Angel
I'm already thinking of more garden art ideas to create!  Maybe a bird feeder or some interesting glass flowers!  Etchall® dip 'n etch adds a nice soft luminescent look that I haven't seen on most of the garden art on pinterest. 

Ready to add it to your supplies?  Head here:  etchall®  and see all of the great products available.  Use my code TERRYR for a 10% discount!

Happy Creating!
Terry

2 comments:

  1. Wow...I asked for something different...something original...Terry you answered the call! Fantastic!!

    I have always said that "once you started etching you would never look at glass the same way again"......you really took me at my words. Thank you!!!

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    1. Thank you, Barbee! It's been a pleasure working with etchall!

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