Now you can learn the beautiful centuries-old art of glass etching, made famous by such renowned artists as Lalique, Gallé, Woodall, and other masters. This easy-to-use guide covers everything you need to know for successful glass etching — basic materials and equipment, applying resists onto glass, transferring and cutting stencil patterns, and etching techniques.
In spite of its intricate designs, glass etching is surprisingly easy to master — even beginning glass workers can make beautiful decorative glass objects. Step-by-step instructions tell you how to etch on any glass — panes, panels, bottles, even stained glass — using acid cream and sandblasting techniques.
Authors Capp and Bush supply 45 full-size patterns with suggested designs for projects. Included are birds, butterflies, cheetahs, Siamese and Persian cats, geometric and Art Nouveau–style abstracts and delicate florals, morning glories, water lilies and roses, plus corner and side frame elements that can be combined in a variety of attractive borders. Patterns can be used directly or enlarged, reversed, and combined to create original schemes.
Use these versatile motifs to etch mirror and lamp panels, window and door panels, mobiles, loaded and framed pictures, room dividers, shower doors, vases, glasses, ornamental bottles, and any glass that would be enhanced by an elegant etched design.