DIY glass art using recycled wine bottles and glass etching cream

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Sunday 07 February 2010.

DIY glass art using recycled wine bottles and glass etching cream image DIY glass art using recycled wine bottles and glass etching cream image

Curbly blogger Plastolux has come up with a simpler way to make glass art, by recycling coloured wine bottles. He cuts the top off using a simple glass cutter designed for wine bottles and then uses a sand blaster to add interesting patterns.

I have access to a sand blaster, so I had some lettering and shapes cut at my local vinyl shop and applied them. I had them blasted then remove the vinyl and I was left these beautiful raised translucent shapes. I really don’t see these as drinking glasses but more for your bathroom toothbrush or a fancy pen holder. Someone suggested you could put a candle in them as well, I think that could look pretty cool with the more detailed designs.

If you don’t have a sand blaster you can use glass etching cream from your local arts and crafts store. Check out the link below for a full tutorial including information about the cutter and more pictures of his neat designs.

http://curbly.com/plastolux/posts/7923-how-to-cuttin-glass-and-taking-names

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