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Angle view etched iris glass design by ImaginedGlass Angle view etched iris glass design by ImaginedGlass
A side angle of the iris showing the depth of the image. over all size is 8" x 7 1/2" x 1 3/4" and the glass plates are 6" x 6" x 1/8". The oak wood base is a simple design that helps keep focus on the glass and shows most of the edging.

A simple image, yet effective in its form.

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lilman101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really is beautiful...
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again.
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lilman101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your more than welcome, combination of amazing craftmanship and subtle design. Have no idea about the process, this is magic to me right now!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
If you want to get a general overview of the process, here is a link to a blog post I had done a while back using the Celtic Spiral coaster as an example. [link]
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lilman101 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So the aluminum oxide grit basically carves it out of a stencil onto the glass? It looks like a much simpler process than I imagined, must take alot of precision and patience.
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, that's how it generally goes (hope I didn't ruin the magic too much ;)). There are other techniques and hand cutting the mask, using various masks and materials, and such that can be incorporated. It just depends on the piece and the situation, cost factors, etc.

I don't do the drill or wheel engraving, though I'd like to add that to some of the detailing eventually. There are a lot of different ways to scratch up glass in an artistic manner.
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lilman101 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In a way it's more magical now, there's something about the fact that the process is so UNelegant compared to the finished product. I bet it's a very satisfying process when all goes to plan, and I bet the photos dn't do the 3d effect any justice.
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad that it holds that imagery for you. And, yes, it is hard to photograph the full effect. I have a couple videos on Flickr (repeated on FB) that also doesn't show it that well in comparison, but it at least gives an added depth to how it looks and feels moving it about in your hands.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
exquisite
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vyletcrush Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwaveyplz: hi Brian!! this lovely deviation has been featured on my front page in the custom box! [link] :iconheartlaplz:
the contents would not fit into my journal! :iconteheplz:
:glomp: it is a personal thank you for your ongoing support for :iconvyletsangels: , your friendship and for sharing your amazing work with us! :tighthug:
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Jenna. I appreciate being part of your feature.

Btw, I've been sketching different sugar skull images. I keep getting pulled in different directions. One of these days soon it will be done for you.
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vyletcrush Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: i truly appreciate your time on the sugar skull. i know you are a busy artist, and i am a patient girl, so i await whatever you come up with! in fact, i am looking for a sugar skull to use as a tattoo... i can definitely see your work on me as a tattoo. :nod: think about it & let me know!
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Chained-Wolves Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
ah I think I just answered my own question. ;P
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol, did you figure it out then? The sheets are just layered and slotted into a grooved corner brackets. There are other ways to go about making them layered, even fusing techniques, but this is just as simple as a grrove. Thank you for the compliment, too.
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Niysiechka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooooooow! :love:
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the enthusiasm :)...and for adding me to your favs...
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Fulstein Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
beautiful as always
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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kmh108 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beautiful piece as always =). Very clean, elegant, and glows from the light just right. One of these days when I actually have some extra cash I’m going to get a piece from you.
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sounds great, and thank you very much. It's a very kind compliment.
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BeadCycler Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
lovely
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Your work is always so beautiful. I just want to touch them!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I appreciate the comment. Maybe I should do a piece and then add etched fingerprints all over it :P hehe
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
:lol:
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nmystery Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
that looks really pretty
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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