technique of glass etching is the most ususual, producting effects
that look very much llike airbrushing, except that they are permanently
etched into the glass. Few glass etchers know anything about this
technique. Of those who do, even less really understand and can
successfully practice this striking technique. It is not well known,
very little reference material is written about it, and it is the
technique least forgiving of mistakes. Because this is a multi-stage
technique, the elements of a design can touch each other, so designs
can be much more sophisticated than with surface etching. With the
shading technique, the distinctions between elements are created
by manipulating the shades of gray between two elements that touch.
Although the shading technique is the most challenging to learn,
it is faster than the carving technique in creating a finished piece.
Four full size patterns for projects presented on the tape are included,
so you can follow along with the tape to quickly learn to carve
your own projects. Pre-cut stencils of all designs are available
on a variety of resists.
Almost nothing is written on this technique, except the information
in our brand new book, Etched Glass:Techniques & Designs, which includes information on surface
etching and carving as well. Our Design Book 1 has hundreds of designs for shading, carving and surface