44in x 39in piece of glass that will be used as a room divided in a firehouse. Here the piece of glass had been prepped. The artwork was created and cut on a piece of vinyl. I applied the vinyl to the glass carefully making sure it was straight and had no air bubbles. Blue tape was used to cover the existing exposed glass.
The piece of glass was passed through the sandblaster a little at a time (about as much as my arm would reach) and rotated at times, where I frosted the exposed glass. It is important to go slow and steady to achieve an overlapping of blasting. This will reduce the appearance of lines.
Here is the finished etched window, peeled, wiped down and installed in the firehouse.
Annie Buthorn has a BFA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She traveled to Santa Fe, NM and was taught by the very best in the glass etching business, Ruth Dobbins of Professional Glass Consultants. In 2010 she opened Crystal Swan Etchings, taking pride in etching all different kinds of glass mediums.