Have you used Liquid Luster on an etched/sandblasted project? It is manufactured by CB Smith Co. in TN and we are testing it on a project that needs some smoothing out. We’d love to hear from you about how you fix etch mistakes – just post in the comments. Special thanks for her help and […]
Lovely Loon Stained Glass with Etched Details
Check out our loon with baby bird design, fabricated by Talmadge Flanagan. You did a great job, Talmadge! We helped with the etched details to create those beautiful black-and-white spots, as you can see in the close-up. Here, in this earlier post we describe some of the process to create the etched highly detailed pieces: Sandblast or Stained […]
Sandblast or Stained Glass: Etching Spots on a Loon – Beautiful Detail
We have been helping with a stained glass panel of a nature scene that includes a beautifully detailed loon. So have you run into this kind of challenge? How to capture the gorgeous detail of a beautiful loon, without all of the cut lines and umpteen little, tiny pieces marring the flow of the panel? […]
Stained Glass Project Update – And What Are You Working On?
We are working on two large stained glass windows of a Chesapeake Bay scene for a wonderful Meditation Room and Reception area. We are replacing glass in a marvelous antique church exterior lantern, and we’ve got some etched and small fused projects in progress. And we’re getting CD #25 – Cabinet Doors and Lanterns – […]
Etched Glass, Fused Glass & Stained Glass – All in a Day’s Work
So we are drying some photresist washouts for some etched projects, including some sayings that may get incorporated into a fused or stained glass small project. And we are almost done foiling the “Grand Canyon in 4 Seasons” panels, and then soldering will commence. Yikes! Lots of pieces and narrow lines means working VERY quickly. […]
Glass Cutters: Start Your Glass Grinders – Part II
Getting back into doing stained glass, mosaics, fused glass or lampworking? A few quick checks, a little inspecting, some light clean-up and oiling your tools will get you off to a great start. Here are a few more suggestions before you start breaking glass: * Examine your cutter wheel for nicks and check its score […]
Stained Glass on Facebook
Have you looked for fellow glass breakers on Facebook? Paned Expressions is there: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paned-Expressions-Stained-Glass-Studios-Glass-Patterns/155351787947 Do you search on the term “stained glass” or “glass art” or “art glass”? How about “artglass”? It can be a challenge to find other glass artists and people who love stained glass, in this age of searching for the right […]
Special Etched Glass Inserts for a Grandfather Clock
We completed two small etched glass inserts to become part of a beautiful handmade grandfather clock: Fun!!!
Downloadable Stained Glass, Mosaic & Fused Glass Posters
Having a glass-breaking, glass melting or glass blasting/etching event? Or just want to let your friends and neighbors in on how cool it is to break glass and get away with it? Check out the posters at the Glass Patterns Quarterly site(scroll down): https://www.glasspatterns.com/press-room.html Print and spread the word, or just decorate your studio/space.