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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Carving Engraved Designs into Concrete, Stepping Stones or Pavers

We featured Gilly Saucedo a couple weeks ago here. He was nice enough to share some of his other work in this post of engraved designs done on concrete and stepping stones, and these are really cool. I though others might benefit from this post because it isn’t talked about as much as carving designs into natural rocks. We will eventually be discussing this in the rock blasting member’s area.

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Making Custom Frame for Scenic Etched Glass

In this post I just wanted to show a simple etched project I worked on and built a wooden frame from scratch. This is something you can do too. I am working on putting together a more in-depth tutorial which will be posted in the member’s area. In a nutshell, here are the steps I took: 1 . Cutting frame I found some scrap wood and cut it in 45

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Photo Etching Based Off Street Art Type Stenciling Processes

Gilly Saucedo recently sent me a bunch of interesting etched photos of his work and he was nice enough to allow us to feature him. I picked just some for this post and will share others in a different post. I’ve been meaning to discuss the idea of photoshopping real life pictures into street art-type stencils and then etching them. Since he shared a lot of these types of photo

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How to Make Faux Stained Glass with Crystal Paint on Picture Frames

We had a very basic how to paint glass tutorial before which goes into the details on using our glass stain paint. (I use this paint for both regular faux stained glass painting and for spicing up etched glass. But in this tutorial, I wanted to provide details on faux stained glass painting on inexpensive picture frames and using a new crystal textured paint. This paint is very cool, but

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(Textured Crystal) 1.5 oz Glass Lacquer Paint

A single order of our professional crystal textured version of our glass paint stains in a 1.5 ounce bottle. Provides a translucent color to your glass and dries to a beautiful textured crystal finish. Great for glass art or adding color to your etched glass. Acetone or lacquer solvent may be used for thinning or cleaning up. 12 colors available, as shown below, each sold separately. Warning: These have very strong fume odors, many times stronger than our regular glass stain paints! Must use outside or in a well ventilated area such as a garage. Even when dry, these paints may give off an odor for an extended time. I recommend the completed project be left in a well ventilated area such as an outside porch for at least a week.

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