This is laminated glass that will be installed in an attic window. I had the glass cut to shape by a professional glass cutter from a cardboard template that was taken from the exact window. The cut may not be exactly smooth but that will be hidden by the window frame. Which leads me to point out that you must make sure to leave enough of a margin so that the frame does not cover any of the image after installed. Above is the vinyl applied and weeded out with the extra exposed parts of the glass covered with painter's tape. I can't wait to see it installed! More pics to come.
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Johnnie Walker Black double label recreation all etched into the bottle. It was sandblasted, airbrushed black on top and gold on bottom, then hand-painted over with the alternating color. Some of the letters are strictly raised glass to allow the alcohol color to shimmer through as seen in the "Bottled in London, Blended...", the date , "Blended Scotch Whiskey" and the wreath. One of my favorite bottles to etch! I think it is one of the coolest birthday gifts you can give to a person who has everything. All the information is personalized just for them. When the bottle is finished... fill it with Iced Tea to keep on displaying on your shelf;)
Your heart will skip a beat when you fall in love with the chrome plated, tarnish free heart shaped bottle stopper with a flat tip that allows the stopper to be able to stand. Each stopper stands 3.75" H and the diameter is 1.375". Not just for wines but for your favorite oil, liqueur or decorative bottles and can be used in any room in the house. You can personalize the heart with your true love's initials. Also a great gift for wedding favors, brides and grooms, anniversary or for your special love. Gift Boxed. Have a bottle of wine etched and personalized to complement your heart stopper.
Unique - Practical - Elegant! All describe this handy folding bag hanger with an engravable disk top for monogramming. The links unfold and allow the handbag to hang from the tabletop. Only the beautiful round disc with the stones is visible on the tabletop, but your bag is securely hanging under it and not on the floor or on a chair-back behind you. Only 1.25" in diameter when folded, it fits easily into the black cloth drawstring pouch (included) so it's easy to carry in your handbag and also easy to use. Boxed. Makes a great gift for Valentine's Day.
Silver-Plated Metal Hearts 4x6 Photo Frame. This frame could also be etched on the bottom part of the glass so that the engraving lays on top of your picture.
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These 13 Johnnie Walker black bottles were engraved with the bride and groom's name, their wedding date and given out to their groomsmen and bridesmaid. The image of the bride and groom were deep etched, so that you can literally feel the raised letters that overlapped. I stripped the JW label to make room for the artwork but their infamous icon was still left on the bottom giving the recipient the best of both worlds. A unique and custom wedding party favor.
This was a fun order to do. The United States Coast Guard was having a March Madness Basketball Tournament. They needed 24 mugs... 12 for the champions and 12 for the runner up. They had no design but knew what it needed to say and that they wanted a leprechaun. I put together this design, sketching it out first on paper, scanning it in to the computer where I cleaned it up and got it ready for the sandblasting stage.
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.