|You could probably fit most of a 40 in here.|
First thing you are going to need are some kind of barrier to block out the area you don't want etched. I used tape and stickers. I have seen places where people used things like puffy paint too, anything that will create a seal that the etching cream can't get under.
I carefully lined up the name of the groomsmen on the glass, and then outlined it in tape. Wish for your sake the tape was colorful, look closely you will see it. Make sure to rub hard so it really sticks.
You can do it the other direction too, if you like. I think it looks better this way if the name is really short. (I also did both sides.)
This is the magic stuff you need, Armour Etch. Apparently there is a product that fake etches things according to the sales girl. it puts a residue on the glass rather then scratching the glass. This is the real one. The directions even say not to let it in contact with your skin. That is also the extent of the directions on the bottle. I went to the website and no luck there. The rest I had to pretty much figure out on my own (because dangit of I couldn't find any of those tutorials again! Oh the days before Pintrist)
|Brush it on, not like this. This stinks.|
After 10 min rinse the cream off with warm water. Bonus of warm water, it will take the stick off the stickers and tape.
Now were done and you have some awesome custom made beer stein.
Hope you like it!
The Artsy Girl.