Etchings of their imagination
Six junior reporters stretched their imagination for an art challenge at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei.
With the help of arts-and-craft expert Kiwi Liu Ka-yee, they etched the most creative glass cup they could. Check out the results of their creativity.
Step 1: Draw your design on a piece of paper with a pencil.
Step 2: Transfer the design to sticker paper and cut it out.
Step 3: Paste the design onto the glass.
Step 4: Spread etching cream on areas covered by the design, and let the glass sit for 15 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse the glass until the etching cream is washed off.
My glass cup is etched with hearts of different sizes. This glass was a Valentine's Day gift for my beloved parents. The heart patterns are symmetrical because I folded my draft paper in half before cutting it. The cursive letter 'J' represents me.
Initially I drew a complicated pattern with roses and the Eiffel Tower. But cutting it would have been difficult. So instead I decided to etch simpler words. I chose 'The sky is the limit' as an inspirational reminder for myself.
My initial design included my name and five flowers. But I ran out of time and did not manage to cut out all the flowers. In the end, my design was my name, two flowers, and plenty of dots.
I wrote my name on the glass with my favourite Batman logo. But after finishing my design, I saw a big gap between my name and the logo. I thought about how I should fill the gap and decided to add a question mark.
At first, I could not think of any designs. But then I saw the bracelet I was wearing. One of the beads has a carving of a camel in the desert. That inspired me to draw a camel and two cacti. I also etched 'Catdys' at the top because I thought the camel needed a name.