Go through my site, and you will see that almost all my etchings are sandblasted. Why do you ask?
Because sandblasting offers more techniques, which can create the most advanced artistic glass. Some of the techniques can be also used together or mixed and matched. Here are the techniques; some are simple and others are advanced shown below:
- Solid Surface Etched: This is a simple process of etching only the designed stencil. This can be carved or lightly etched.
- Shaded and Etched: This is a more advanced etching that produces a gray-scale effect.
- Carved and Shaded: This is a mixture of shading and sandcarving effects on the same piece of glass.
- Carved and Painted: This adds a bit of color after the glass is carved.
Sans Soucie has great examples with pictures of all four of these techniques. Check out their site, and if you’re looking for advanced glass art, give them a shout. Their glass prices vary by the size, type of technique used, the design elements, and the background effects.
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