This book thoroughly explains the surface etching technique on glass and how to get started yourself. It starts out by explaining what abrasive (sandblast) etching is all about and how it is done. Then, design for glass etching is explained as well as the materials required for successful etching. Preparation of the glass for etching and the actual etching process is covered next, along with comments on finishing the etching. Suggestions for etched projects are made in the following chapter, then there is an explanation of the equipment required and safety procedures.
This book is a great place to start learning about etching. However, many people who already know surface etching techniques get this book just for its selection of patterns!
After the instructional portion, there is a design section of over 100 patterns for surface etched designs. There are over 30 photos of finished projects in full color, ranging from small gift items to full sized glass door panels.
This is THE book you need to start abrasive glass etching. But experienced glass etchers buy this book too - just for the patterns!
All patterns in this book are available as pre-cut stencils from our stencil department. So, if you don't want to hand cut a dragon with 300 scales or an egret with 200 feathers, let us do it for you! And if you get pre-cut stencils of these designs from us, you get permission to resell the etching commercially. (Otherwise, you may use the designs for personal projects, but commercial use requires special permission and payment of a royalty.)
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What is covered in the book:
SECTION 1- Techniques for Surface Etching
Chapter 1: Understanding
Chapter 2: The
design and the Glass
Chapter 3: Preparation
Chapter 4: The
Chapter 5: Improvements
in the etching process
Chapter 6: Now
what can you make?
SECTION 2: Glass Etching Equipment and Safety Procedures
Chapter 7: Compressors
Chapter 8: Sandblasters
Chapter 9: Blasting cabinets
Chapter 10: Safety
Chapter 11: Conclusion
SECTION 3 - Designs