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Trying out glass etching with some vintage tiki graphics
Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
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From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-01-17 1:06 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

I was having some fun and trying my hand at some glass etching. Used some vintage tiki graphics and etched them on to some new glasses. What do you think?? These were quite a pain to get a good photograph of them. Any suggestions? Would it help to have them filled with a dark liquid?

Kauai Surf Hotel logo



Tiki from an old Matson letterhead



Philadelphia Pub Tiki


Mahalo!





 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-01-17 2:57 pm   Permalink

Very nice work Mo-Eye, nice detail and good even coverage. Using etching cream and contact paper mask? It's difficult to do with a drinking glass but you could do a tiki in the forground (outside of the glass) and some big tropical leaves in the background (inside the glass) - or even 3 layers; outside, inside, and back of glass.

I think the photos look great like they are. Etching is a subtle art - sometimes hard to even see, let alone photograph.
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2009-01-17 4:22 pm   Permalink

Very SWANK!
Nicely done.

S
T


 
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Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
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From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-01-19 12:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys.

I started with the contact paper, but found it was much easier to just print the graphics right on to shipping labels, stick on the glass, and cut away.


 
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tiki-smith
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Joined: Jun 14, 2008
Posts: 19
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-01-19 12:37 pm   Permalink

WOW! Awesome work!!! -very elegant.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-01-19 4:23 pm   Permalink

Shipping labels in the printer - Smart!

 
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Mo-Eye
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From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-01-19 6:32 pm   Permalink

Here's a few more I just finished.

NY Bali Hai


Another Kauai Surf



and a Trader Vic's


There's a bunch of subtle detail around this guy's mouth that you can't see.

Mahalo!




 
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Mo-Eye
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From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-02-23 1:52 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

I had some time and did a few more designs - I love doing these!

Tiki Ho maori face



Set of 4 Waikikian cut outs





Aloha!!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-02-23 2:50 pm   Permalink

Mo-Eye - the blue glasses are sweet, the etching shows up so much better than on clear glass. Are they regular colored glasses?
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Mo-Eye
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Posted: 2009-02-23 3:20 pm   Permalink

MDM,

It's actually just the lighting. In regular light, the etching on the blue glasses is very subtle, almost hard to see. I photographed them in a dark room, with a restricted light underneath and a flash, and the etching just popped out in the photos.

It was all luck!


 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2009-02-23 3:37 pm   Permalink

Man, these are cool, are the glasses still food safe after the etching? if so i really want to make some for my home bar. I really dig the cut outs too, nice work!

 
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Mo-Eye
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From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-02-23 4:56 pm   Permalink

Yes, completely food safe.

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-02-23 10:09 pm   Permalink

very cool Mo-eye!
You've mastered this in an amazing amount of time!
what tikibar wouldn't want the whole set of these?
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