Etching Glass with a Sand Blaster
Glass can be easily etched with a sand blaster. Duct tape will protect the glass from being etched as long as you don't move too slowly.
Check out this easy Sand Blasting project I did that took about ten minutes.
|Take the glass from an old picture frame and cover it with duct tape.|
|The glass will be etched any where there is no cover from the sand.
So make sure the tape is applied well.
|Here I'm covering all of the glass with tape.|
|I have decided on the top leaf pattern in my stencil, so I have cut out an area for it to fit over. You can use a paper stencil if you trace out the design on the tape first, cut with an exacto knife and remove the the tape necessary for your design.|
|The sand blaster will etch the glass and leave the leaf design.
See more projects I've done with sandblasting.
|I put a strip of tape in the middle of my stencil to hold it down and keep my design sharp looking when done.|
|After I etched the glass on each side of the tape I removed it and added more tape where I already etched so I could finish the middle.|
|Looks pretty good so far with the stencil removed.|
|Not bad, just needs a frame and you could hang your sand blasted picture in a window or add a colored background to compliment your decor.|
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This is really an easy project with so many options. Your are only limited by your imagination.
You can use stencils as I did or draw your own design on the tape and then cut it out and remove it before sand blasting.
You could do names, logos, or any design you choose.