Post # 1
i wanted to ask all of your opinions. i’ve attached a picture of the wedding favor we are doing.
You can see it in the far right corner on top of the wood server my fiance made – it’s the recycled amber wine bottle that we had cut in half into a highball glass. From there we engraved a tree onto it.
Does anyone out there know a little about engraving? The engraving onto the amber wine glass looks so stark against the dark glass and we were hoping to find some type of solution on how to darken it slightly so it’s a little more subtle. Apparently glass is non-porous so the stone sealer we tried on it washed off after we cleaned it in the dishwasher.
We just don’t want our ‘imperfect’ engraved tree to look slightly more subtle. We like that each glass isnt exactly the same, but they are tending to look a little too childish cuz you can see all the imperfections!
Post # 3
My parents own a custom sandblast art business (on glass and mirror) and as far as I know – once the image is there, it’s there. Granted, that’s with sandblasting, which is permanent, and may not be the “engraving” method used here.
To my knowledge, there is no way to lighten the image once it’s been set – and as far as I know, that’s the only color blasted images on glass can be (unless you backblast and paint mirror, which is not applicable here). Honestly, I think the contrast looks fine and completely normal, but that may be because that’s what I’m used to seeing.
Not sure if this helped at all, but let me know if you have other questions.
Post # 4
To be honest, I agree with Christie. I really like it as is. I don’t think it’s a huge contrast.
Post # 5
thanks so much guys. it definitely helps. my fiance (aka macgyver haha) told me the same thing… it is what it is, but i thought i’d check.
the glass shown is actually on the lighter side compared to the other amber glasses we have and those engravings show even more. i think im just self-conscience of my work and it’s imperfections… i suppose it just gives it charm right? lol
Post # 6
I have to ask you about your corks. We’re planning on using them as holders for place settings like it looks like you’re doing as well. How did you make the bottom flat? We haven’t begun to try that yet.
Post # 7
my fiance used a small handheld wire looking saw (the teeth on the saw is key!) to slice off the bottom of each. he only cut like, 30% off the bottom to leave room for the slit on top (also cut by the saw) for the card.
None are perfect on the bottom, but who will really care or look?!
(btw…. we had a friend who worked at a bar who got like, 75 corks for us for free… or actually i just saw someone on ebay selling like, a hundred for a couple bucks…)
Hope that helps!
Post # 8
Thanks! We have TONS of corks, we drink a lot of wine, and I know owers of several wine places around who I’m sure would give us some corks. Thanks! This is a project we’ll work on this weekend.