When working with round glass, it can roll around, making it hard to position stencils correctly. There is also the possibility the glass could roll around the table and fall on the floor to break. So, how do you etch round glass ware, like a wine glass, to keep it from staying steady to prevent it from rolling around? In this tip, we will explore these methods and methods to combat rolling.
One way is to get a thick towel and place the glass on it. Be sure to use a towel you wouldn't mind getting dirty. This way if you get some etch on the towel, it wouldn't be a serious mistake that will mess up your favorite towels. You can use napkins that are thick as well, however, they aren't as sturdy as towels and my not offer lots of security.
Another method is using a masking tape roll. You can lay the base of a wine glass down inside of the masking tape. Look at the image on the right as an example. You can also lay other types of glass, however the masking tape my no always work in the glass is too big or small and may require a more secure system on support.
An effective but more complex method is to take a block of white styrofoam, carve out a cylindrical channel in the middle that will fit your piece, You may want to make a few different ones for different types of glass if you frequently work with different shaped objects. ie: one for wine glasses, a larger one for cradling vases, etc. Once you have your channel carved out of the foam, glue it to a thick, sturdy paper plate for a base to stabilize it and keep the foam from keeling over with the glass in it.
Article Posted: 01/22/2022 10:26:04 PM