Etchings of their imagination
Compiled by Chris Lau
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.