Thursday, February 9, 2012

Etched Glass LOVE Picture Frame

You should all know by now how crazy I am for etched glass. It is so beautiful, easy, and inexpensive.  What's not to love?

I find myself constantly seeing glass objects around and wondering if I could etch them.  In order to prevent my house from getting over run with our initials (I don't think there's anything more beautiful!), I limit myself to etching projects at holidays only.

In preparation for Valentine's Day (my favorite! I love celebrating love!) I actually woke up in the middle of the night with the idea of etching a picture frame with the word  "LOVE" and adding a picture behind it.

I tried to find similar things on Google Images, but nothing showed up.  So  I decided to make my own mock-up to try and envision my project:

I used this picture of my husband and I in our wedding clothes that my SIL, Betsy, took of us in their hometown of Petoskey, MI.  I've always loved the shots of us on top of a train!

My Design:
The process:

Unfortuanately, the etching wasn't as dark as I'd hoped. 
The difference between the etched and non-etched isn't strong enough
to really put a picture behind :(

Or maybe I'm still looking for that perfect picture to show in just the right places :)

Good luck trying your own! 


  1. Beautiful picture frame! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!


  2. love it! have you ever tried rub n buff or permanent markers to color the etched part? I've never done it but I've seen it around blog land-I wonder if it would work because I LOOOOVE the idea of your original design

  3. I found you over at Destination Craft. I love this picture. Absolutely adorable. I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you would link this up at whimsy wednesdays at