Etched Glass Portfollio I by HouseofChabrier
HouseofChabrier

Etched Glass Portfollio I

by HouseofChabrier in Etched and Carved Glass

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  • Comments:15 comments
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  • Submitted:Aug 19th, 2011
  • Resolution:1891x2649
  • Date Created:Aug 19th, 2011
  • Filesize:1 MB
  • Camera:PENTAX Optio Z10
  • Exposure:1/20
  • Aperture:f/3.9
  • Focal Length:12.8mm
  • ISO Speed:800
  • Flash Fired:Flash did not fire, compulsory
  • Software:Corel Photo Album 6
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  • Award:Daily Feature
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  • PinkPotatoChips

    PinkPotatoChips

    This is so cool!! Very unique art and skillfully done.

    Sep 16th, 2011 Reply
  • Earleywine

    Earleywine

    Wow, this is just incredible. Congratulations of the daily feature - very much deserved I might add

    Sep 15th, 2011 Reply
  • Tatchit

    Tatchit

    Very nice! I don't see glass etching often.

    Sep 15th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful piece of art, it's inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #193

    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-193

    Sep 15th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • Stegs

    Stegs

    incredible skill and technique

    Sep 15th, 2011 Reply
  • snowmask

    snowmask

    Congratulations, Anne!

    On behalf of my fellow gallery moderators, I am happy to share the news that your beautiful creation was selected for the Daily Feature Award and is now in rotation on the front page of Shadowness!

    This piece can be seen under the "star" menu at the top of every page, and it will also be featured in the next issue of "Daily Inspirations"! fb.com/shadowness

    Sep 15th, 2011 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      Thank You so much. This poor piece of glass sits in a portfolio never seeing the light of day. I made it as a sample. On behalf of this neglected piece of art work I thank you very much.

      Sep 15th, 2011 Reply
    • snowmask

      snowmask

      Perhaps now would be a good time to re-introduce it :) See if it would look nice displayed somewhere in your home.

      Sep 15th, 2011 Reply
  • snowmask

    snowmask

    It is insane that there's a three-dimensional quality to your etching. Takes on a semblance of paper-sculptures, and is truly a delight for the visual senses.

    Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      The nozzle of my sandblast gun to do this kind of work starts out at 1/32" it is made of brass, and the sand broadens out the opening to about an 1/8" before it blasts a hole in the nozzle and makes it unusable. The glass is 1/4 of an inch thick to 1/2 inch thick. All blasting is done from the back, and you have to know your subject, and use your brain to carve each line to the correct depth. What is closest to you is carved first, but it also involves overlapping, and what is in front of your subject will again be deeper. The sand is also used the way you would paint with an air brush, which I have done many times. So when you want the leaf to turn or curl you blast lightly to clear glass, which reads black to the eye when the piece is complete and peeled. Think a heavier blast to the edge tapering with a frost of etching until it fades to black. This is very exacting work, and in a quiet internal way is very exciting and gratifying. You have to be crazy to do it, and very disciplined because you are sensory deprived except for the swooshing of air in your ears all the while you do it. You are by yourself surrounded by clouds of sand in a windowless box. My sandblast booth here at my home is 8' X 12' and has a large sliding glass door, and 2 sliding windows. Factories do not ever give you a booth with natural light. The glass if you touch it from the back is carved, and you can feel the depth and texture. I will see if I have a photograph with the image taken from the back. I'm glad you appreciate and like the beauty of this work. I love it, but there is no call for the past 7 years for etched or stained glass. Thank you for taking the time to comment! Annie

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply
    • snowmask

      snowmask

      I love working in an exacting manner myself and am thoroughly intrigued by this technique. Any good craftsmanship, anything "hand-made" and made well, captures my fascination.

      Thank you for sharing the process to such great detail!

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply
  • NekoiX2

    NekoiX2

    My eyes ended up bugging out of my head, and that's a feat considering how late it as my time atm!

    Aug 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I will put up the Gouache painting I did that this etching is based on. I believe any design can be altered and used to do the same art work in a different medium. I will also put up the Acrylic Airbrushed Panda Bear Puzzle based on the same design I made for the stained glass window.

      Aug 22nd, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    .. you're really good in this kinda work

    Aug 20th, 2011 Reply Subscriber