Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CSI Typography Contest II- Special Dates Glasses

I made these glasses for Cliff for Christmas. The glasses are from Ikea.
 Prepping for Etching               
I created stencils by using the Ellison press at school to punch out the numbers on labels. Then I filled the stencil with etching creme. I had to let the creme sit much longer than the directions said. I wonder if my bottle was expired? Anyway, they are pretty subtle but I love them. I love being reminded of these important dates.
The first one has our wedding date and the second one says, "11-15-85."  I thought the year would be a dead giveaway, but Cliff couldn't remember the significance. And, that is how Christmas turned into a pop quiz for my dearest. (Truth be told, I had to consult my high school diary for that date, so maybe it wasn't so obvious after all.)

November 15, 1985 was our first first-date. I was 14 and Cliff was a senior. I was so sure my parents would never let me go on a date with a Senior.  I had a huge crush on him and I thought it would be fun to see their reaction. So, I told them, "I have a date with a Senior." and waited for the chips to fall. The joke was on me. My mother said, "Oh, we know his parents. They are way more strict than us. You can go."

We went on a few dates and that was it until 1-1-01 which apparently is in the dishwasher.

This is another entry for the CSI Typography Contest. 

Hope you are having a great day!


Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Great idea...and that story is hillarious about your parents letting you go on that date.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Love the story behind it. Gotta love the Ellison machine. I discovered it when I volunteered at the boys' school and then I had to go back just to do a few for me. :)

I like the way the glasses came out. I wasn't aware you could dishwash them after they've been sketched.

Jane said...

Yanet- The etching creme burns the glass so it's on there forever. We have had no problems with the dishwasher.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That's such a fun idea. I may have to copy that! Thanks for sharing. (and re: etching creme ... I always leave it on WAY longer as well.)

Jenn said...

Jane :)
It was a pleasure to meet you at CHA, like I said your blog is one of the first ones that I started to follow. I have you on my blog sidebar as one of my inspiration blogs! You are so talented!!
Have a fabulous day!! (I'm missing the wonderful CA weather!!)
Jenn from redberrybarn

littlemissmk said...

what a sweet story! thanks for sharing jane! :)