I don’t remember where I’ve seen that first but I had to try it out myself.
Now there several ways on how to bring a design on a glass
- laser engraver (I don’t have one, so that is already out)
- stencil and etching (stuff like ‘Armour Etch Cream’ as example; back when I was looking into it this was however only very hard to come by due to shipping restrictions)
- stencil and sandblast
As I have a vinyl cutter at home creating the stencil was easy… pick the design you like, make a nice vector graphics out of it, measure around your glass and cut it in the correct length. what helped me in applying the stencil on the glass was heating it up a bit with a hot air gun, not to much, you still want to be able to touch the glass without burning your fingers 🙂
I got myself a cheap ass blast box, at the beginning I was using an airbrush eraser (see pics) but a regular blasting gun works just perfect too. I still use the same airbrush eraser compound, maybe other blasting material works well too, but I didn’t had a need to change it yet. the compound is very fine and leaves very nice sharp edges.
Blasting is very straight forward, make sure you got every area covered and you’re done. clean up all the masking tape and stencil. was the glass properly and enjoy.