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.
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:
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
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
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
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
We have talked a little bit about carving designs into rocks in the past such as this simple example, a fun pet carved rock here, Russ’ large boulders here and some listed here, Danny’s landscape rocks here, Ernie’s memorial headstone here, Glen’s sculpture rocks here, and Cheryl’s concrete blocks here. Since this site is mostly dedicated to glass etching, we haven’t talked about it in depth. But I figured it would be good to discuss more often because many etchers that come here use the sandblasting process (which is my favorite way) and this is exactly how all the examples above were carved. Anyway can do this with the right setup. I think one huge market for anyone to get into is sandblasting pet memorials on rocks. My friend’s beloved