Gold-Washed Etched Glass Votive Candle Holders

Written by Eileen Bergen

Gold-Washed Etched Glass Votive Candle Holders By: Eileen Bergen The Artful Crafter


Clear Glass Container(s) (I used votive candle holders, but any size or type of clear glass container can be used in this project.) Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Surface Conditioner Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel White Frost Glass Etching Paint Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Clear Gloss Glaze Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Diluent Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Satin Finish 14K Gold Paint for Tile, Glass & Ceramic Newspaper Paint brush Small make-up type sponge Cup or film canister for paint mixing Bottom half of empty egg carton.

I decided to finish off my project by heat embossing some stars aroundrepparttar rim ofrepparttar 116099 candle holders. This step andrepparttar 116100 following supplies are optional.

Detail Gold Embossing Powder InkADinkADo Celestial Rubber Stamp Collection
Embossing Heat Tool Clean sheet of paper to retrieve unused embossing powder.


1.Wash candle holder(s) in hot soapy water. Drip dry.

2.Place candle holder(s) upside down on newspaper. Brush exterior with surface conditioner and let air dry. Once conditioned, do not touchrepparttar 116101 surface to be etched. The oils from your fingers will preventrepparttar 116102 etching cream from working.

3.Using a clean (make-up type) sponge, wipe etching cream overrepparttar 116103 surface ofrepparttar 116104 glass. Smooth carefully to be sure there are no bumps. Let dry. I used three coats to getrepparttar 116105 level of etched look I wanted.

4.In a small paper or plastic cup or film canister, mix equal parts of 14K Gold Paint with Clear Gloss Glaze. Dilute this mix with diluent (1 part paint to 3 parts diluent) to obtain a free-flowing paint forrepparttar 116106 wash.

5.Turnrepparttar 116107 candle holder(s) upright. Pourrepparttar 116108 wash in and carefully rotaterepparttar 116109 container to coverrepparttar 116110 interior withrepparttar 116111 gold paint. When you are satisfied withrepparttar 116112 depth and evenness of coverage, pour any excess paint intorepparttar 116113 next glass container to be painted or intorepparttar 116114 film canister if there is enough to save. Invertrepparttar 116115 glass candle holder(s) and gently set onrepparttar 116116 inverted egg carton bottom. After a few minutes, tilt to a different angle so thatrepparttar 116117 paint drains without leaving drip marks.

Cell phone cameras

Written by Jakob Jelling

A lot of myths exist regarding as to whetherrepparttar cell phone cameras are any good or not. The fact that people require to admit that these cameras are also digital cameras and they exhibitrepparttar 116098 same facilities irrespective ofrepparttar 116099 fact that their sizes are much smaller and their functionalities are curtailed due to this particular reason. Hence some introspection needs to be done regardingrepparttar 116100 digital cameras and cell phones in their joint venture together inrepparttar 116101 technological world!

Looking back intorepparttar 116102 initial stages of developmentrepparttar 116103 availability of low-cost, low-power CMOS imaging modules helped to charge uprepparttar 116104 popular craze camera enabled cell phones in today's world that primitively began in Japan. That proved to be contagious forrepparttar 116105 rest ofrepparttar 116106 world. From young students to even busy business people avidly annals photos of colleagues and whatever else passes in front of their phones. The popularity has touched sky high andrepparttar 116107 reason beingrepparttar 116108 good quality that people seek at grass root level endeavors of photography. Americans haverepparttar 116109 urge to seek betterment in these areas also. They go about to seek cool new digital camera phones that all have VGA resolution 640 x 480 pixels. This is considered a safe bet that this phone isrepparttar 116110 most expensive model.

Much of a kind of ignorance exists apart from all this regardingrepparttar 116111 cell phones cameras and it crops fromrepparttar 116112 fact that no benchmarks exist for objectively comparing picture quality in image sensors, camera modules, or end products. The helpless consumers thus have to rely upon advertisements to tell them much. Yet this is not a correct way to knowing a technical device. Consideringrepparttar 116113 technological portion it can be said here that inrepparttar 116114 cell phone cameras some ofrepparttar 116115 VGA handsets offer fairly good image quality. When you consider thatrepparttar 116116 resolution comes from an imaging module that measures only 6 mm square, its actually pretty amazing quality. That square includes an imaging chip, a digital signal processor (DSP) that supportsrepparttar 116117 VGA format, and a double lens that's packaged in a light-tight module. Finding room for this module is easy. Plus, power consumption is low becauserepparttar 116118 imaging chip is CMOS.

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