January 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm
This is just another step by step tutorial on how to sandblast glass that I took awhile ago. The images were on my camera doing nothing, so I thought I would post them on here and maybe it will help someone. So here it goes:
- In the first step, I found a pattern to use. It doesn’t have to be a design specific to this hobby as some people think. It only needs to be black and white. I used my computer and cutter like I explained to you in the etching manual: glassetchingsecrets.com/info.html.
- Second, I removed the backing paper from the stencil and aligned it on the flat piece of glass. Use a squeegee to place the vinyl stencil smoothly on the glass without any air pockets. Make sure its masked off around the edges to prevent over blast.
- Third, sandblast the over the cut out areas of the stencil. I think I used about 30 pounds per square inch for the air pressure.
- After its etched evenly, peel off the stencil and masking tape.
- And here is the finished product. I know the project is simple, but please hit the Like button below or share it with someone.
If I see that people like this tutorial, I will be posting more ones with better content this spring. Lately, it has been too cold for me to sandblast outside. Also, if your new to this type of etching, you can read more about abrasive blasting glass or sand carving processes. OH, yeah- don’t forget to leave a comment!
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