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DVD #3: Multi-Stage Shading

DVD #3: Multi-stage Shading

The shading technique of glass etching is the most ususual, producting effects that look very much llike delicate 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 projects are presented on the video and patterns are included in the CD that comes with the tape. With these, you can follow along with the DVD to quickly learn to etch your own projects. Pre-cut stencils of all designs are available on a variety of resists.

The instructional portion of the DVD is 1 hour, 38 minutes long and comes with 4 CD patterns for the projects shown on the DVD. All patterns shown on the video are available as pre-cut stencils. The DVDs also feature over 20 minutes of new information, plus much more.

This DVD version also has an overview of new equipment available since the original tape was created, an introduction to Aliento Glass School, a video gallery with 40 beautiful pieces of etched glass.

Bonus value!
When you order any DVD or combination of DVDs, you also receive, at NO EXTRA COST, a CD of 60 different etching patterns for etching, carving and shading plus a catalog of available etching supplies. The patterns and catalog are in PDF (Adobe Acrobat format), so you can print these patterns in any size your printer supports. For large patterns, your printer can print several smaller pages that can be taped together. Note: Patterns are for your personal use. Commercial use requires special arrangements. Limit one CD per customer.

Important note: 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 and Design Book 1, Volume 2 have hundreds of designs for shading, carving and surface etching.

DVD #3 Multi-Stage Shading
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