I think glass etching is my new favorite craft! I made these rocks glasses for our Thanksgiving celebration. Personally, I can not take even a single sip of scotch with out wrinkling up my nose. Which I am pretty sure led to me offending a guy helping us at Binny's the other day. What can I say I'm more of a white wine girl! But I still think these rocks glasses are great fun. Scroll down to see my lovely models demonstrating the proper way to drink scotch.
I created the images using Illustrator, Sure Cuts A Lot software, and a die-cutting machine. A helpful tip: place the "inside" of the stencil on whatever you are etching first. This gives you a good idea of scale and placement. You will be able to determine if you need to re-cut the stencil before actually etching the glass. In the picture below you will see how I used this technique before I placed the stencil on the other side of the rocks glass.
Your stencil will probably have a couple of wrinkles to accommodate the curve of the glass. Just make sure to burnish any edges the etching creme will contact.
The finished product