You will need
- kit for engraving (Dremel);
- glass surface;
Prepare the basis on which you will be engraved. You can use a variety of cups, flat plates, thick-walled jars, glass plates. For the first works better do not use thin glass.
Prepared glass (glass) is clean from possible labels and wash thoroughly in warm water, removing all dirt, then dry.
Select a picture or ornament which you will decorate a glass. In the presence of artistic abilities, apply the image on the surface with a non-permanent marker. If you draw the pattern itself does not work, pick a picture or template with a clear outline.
Print or transfer the image to paper. Glue the image on the reverse side of the glass with duct tape.
Take the tool for engraving and check up reliability of fastening of the nozzle. If you face this class for the first time, try to draw a few patterns on a piece of plastic or old disk.
Put picture, gently touching the tool to the surface of the glass.
Try to engrave glass with different attachments.
Do not proceed directly to the application of a complex picture. Hone your skills, starting with the transfer on the glass simple patterns, letters, elementary drawings.
Polish special image nozzles.
Thoroughly wash the finished product, washing the glass dust.
In the market you can find special toothpaste for engraving. It is composed of substances that cause immediate erosion of glass. In the affected area paste is formed matte surface. This allows you to create unusual and interesting patterns. Try to paint an engraving of a special coloring grout. After that, be sure to attach the figure with acrylic paints.
Advice 2: How to translate to glass figure
If you decide to try your hand at the role of the interior designer and to paint the window glasses, ceiling lights, lamps or other glass surfaces in your home, you'll first need to transfer the pattern to the surface.
You will need
- - Picture;
- marker for glass, for example, "SES creative";
- - food film;
- sticks or matches;
- - scissors;
- the outline on the glass.
Method I. Put the skimmed glass figure and draw its contour to the glass.
Method II. This method is ideal for the transfer of the pattern on an opaque surface or tinted glass. Your chosen picture, if it is on electronic media, print on the printer, placing it in a graphics editor mirror projection images, so that later on the surface of the glass it was an exact copy of the original. Choose the image which are clearly visible the main lines.
Lay pattern on a table or other flat surface. Cut a piece of cling film slightly larger than a sheet of paper with the image that the film could be attached to the table top (so the tape doesn't move and the line will clear). Lay the film on the pattern and carefully trace it with a marker. If you are working with dark glass or bright colors, it is best to choose a token white or lemon colors.
Degrease the surface of the glass, that is, wipe with a swab dipped in alcohol or Cologne. When it dries, gently turn the film with the transferred pattern from the side to the glass on which you drew with the marker, and press it to the surface. Gently smooth the resulting folds and bubbles on the cooking foil.Take any sharp object, draw them drawing contours. This can be, for example, nail or a pointed matchstick. They will not be able to crush or break the film, when you trace them on the picture.
Remove the tape, being careful not to smear the picture. If some details are drawn not to the end, it is better to draw them by hand with a marker, and not impose the picture again. So you just smear the whole picture.
Circle a-line contour of glass or acrylic paints and thin brush. When the outline is dry, remains lines drawn with a marker that is not sketched with paint, you can wipe with a cotton swab dampened with water. It is desirable not to RUB the stick along the contour.
The flaws made in the application of contour can be corrected with a sharp knife, scissors or blades.
Method III. If you need to translate a drawing on an uneven surface, say a lamp, then the selected picture on the paper circle marker alcohol-based. Moisten the sheet with water and press it onto the inside of the canopy. If you need to. On paper, make small cuts to fit snugly to the convex surface. Circle line contour on the glass.