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southern5footer
« on: March 17, 2008 06:49:02 PM »

My newest obsession is sandblasting glass vases and candle holders and things. Here are the latest.









What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008 06:57:09 PM »

I love them!  The look of sandblasted glass is so appealing to me vs. etched with cream.  Normally I'm a complete sucker for a fleur de lis, but this time the bamboo is my favorite! 
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008 05:11:21 AM »

They both look wonderful but I adore the bamboo vase! 
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008 09:09:12 AM »

Oh thank you my dears. Smiley I appreciate it. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 02:45:32 PM »

I really like it. I never work with glass before  but it make me wonna try something like that! great work! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 09:28:32 AM »

I love the bamboo one! Smiley

The fleur-de-lis is nice, but there's something I'm not sure about with it. Maybe if the stem had been thicker? I don't know.

But I do know that if you tried to sell it in New Orleans, it would be bought up very quickly. Everyone seems to be on a fleur-de-lis kick these days.

ANYWAY, they are awesome and I am very impressed.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008 08:36:29 AM »

Gorgeous! Such crisp lines!
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008 08:37:32 PM »

Coooool!!  Very cool!  I love the bamboo one.

How do you do this?
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008 09:38:25 PM »

Well, I have a program called CutStudio that I design the graphic in and then I plot it to a vinyl cutter.
After the vinyl is cut, I stick the pieces on the glass how I want them and tape off any areas that I don't want etched.

Then I go to my trusty sandblasting cabinet and huge compressor unit and sandblast the piece thoroughly.

It is really quite simple once you have the equipment... the stencil/vinyl placement can be tricky though. you have to make sure there are no air bubbles and on curved glass with curved stencils proves to be quite annoying. Smiley

I hear you can do this with a dremmel with diamond tips but have yet to try that.

I hope this helps. I really appreciate all the kind words.
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008 08:12:48 AM »

The sand-blasting looks much better than (my) etching cream attempts. My next try will be sand-blasting (I have the equipment - I just need to dig it out of the depths of the garage, re-assemble the box and give it a try.
I love the fleur de lis!
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