With a little imagination, you can easily create marvelous artwork.

Glass etching is a process that abrades or chemically eats areas of shapes or patterns into the glass which creates a rough frosted image. The frosted areas become noticeable with an elegant and unique white appearance. The design is elegant because the details that make up the image are nothing but the glass itself. I consider it to be a unique type of glass art because it can be done through multiple techniques.

If you’d like to see other examples, then check out some of my simple etched glasses or check out my new "project ideas" gallery.

Saving Time & Money

I became a huge fan of etching years ago and was astonished by the creativity and endless possibilities of what types of items you could create. My first idea was to start a business doing this line of work, so I sought after inexpensive equipment. I found a lot of sources and learned how to get into this industry at lower prices, so I turned that business idea around to create this site offering my information manual which is aimed to help others. Click on the cover below to get a glimpse of it:

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View the fun video to see an overview of what my materials are about to save money and time, while creating marvelous glass art whether you are a hobbyist or would like to start a business.

Download Free Etching Patterns

Check this out... Get my free glass etching patterns to use for simple projects or sandcarving intricate designs. Simply download and resize them to fit your glass. >> Download them here.

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Etching Decorative Glass Block Craft Projects

I am happy to post another etching project that Cynthia Gladis-Johnson shared with us! You can find her other DIY candle holder project here. Making DIY decorative glass block crafts are a growing idea to personalize, and etching them is one of the best ways to accomplish this. This time she etched them with Winnie the Pooh designs and experimented with glitter sticks and watercolors to make a light colored

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DIY Tea Light Candle Holder: Homemade Decor

I’ve seen homemade DIY candle holders before, but this latest submission from the form by Cynthia Gladis-Johnson is my favorite! Why you might ask? Because it integrates the combination of a beautifully stained wood holder/stand, an etched glass insert and the idea of using markers to add some color– love it! You could even try highlighters and use a blacklight to light up your etchings as I have talked about

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Sandblasted Wine Glass with Etched Stem

Hello all — it has been a while since I posted, and I am trying to find the time to get back into things. To start it up again, Rex Linder shared this sandblasted wine glass. I wanted to point out the interesting idea he used by etching the stem of the glass. This reminded me of a tip you could do as well by trying to do negative etchings

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What Type of Sandblast Equipment for Etching is Recommended?

Many people ask me about “what type of sandblasting equipment is recommended to etch glass,” and it really depends on what your goal is. I discuss this in the ebook/membership site and occasionally throughout the blog, but I don’t think I have explained it in one, concise, detailed post on this blog. After receiving the recent email below from Joy C., I figure it would be helpful to write it

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Finding the Best Etching Cream Experiment

I don’t use etching cream quite as much as sandblasting, but many people here use it and I enjoy experimenting to find the better products.   I also find it interesting to mix/combine cream with sandblasting or engraving as I will be discussing in the member’s area here. So it is something you might want to try out if you don’t currently work with the creme. Anyway, this post is to show my experiment that I did to compare a few different brands of etching cream. I cut three similar stencils of a marlin fish example, placed them on the same piece of scrap glass and coated them with the following brands: Armour Etch An off-brand by Matronics Corp. Etchall What I found out, as shown in this last image,

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