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
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!
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.
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.)
miss this new, revised book - order now!
15,000 copies of our original surface etching book have been sold!
Look what we have done to improve this new revised edition:
new designs (103 designs total)
more information on techniques
information on equipment and materials updated
and better demo photos
of types of products you can etch
spiral binding means you can lay the book flat without breaking
What is covered
in the book:
SECTION 1- Techniques
for Surface Etching
Chapter 1: Understanding
etching? What is glass etching?
Chapter 2: The
design and the Glass
the design, Selecting the glass, Cleaning the glass
Chapter 3: Preparation
a resist, Applying the resist, Transforming the design, Cutting
Chapter 4: The
to sandblast, The blasting process, Checking for quality, Finishing
Chapter 5: Improvements
in the etching process
resists, Photo resists
Chapter 6: Now
what can you make?
Gifts, Stained glass windows, Wood accessories, Signs, Commercial
uses, Art glass
SECTION 2: Glass
Etching Equipment and Safety Procedures
Chapter 7: Compressors
requirements, Air output, The air tank, Gasoline compressors
Chapter 8: Sandblasters
Determining air requirements, Abrasives
Chapter 9: Blasting
Chapter 10: Safety
your head and neck, Protection for your lungs, Protection for your
Chapter 11: Conclusion
SECTION 3 - Designs
103 glass etching designs from gifts to doors and larger!