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Butterfly Fairy Glass Art Etch by ImaginedGlass Butterfly Fairy Glass Art Etch by ImaginedGlass
This is an etching I made for someone whom wanted a present for their mother. She gave me the theme of a butterfly with a fairy and I created the design image to be made on a 1/4" thick clear glass piece. The overall size is 6.75" diameter and is in a maple slotted wood base to display the sandblasted glass.

It is carved on both sides of the glass surfaces to create an even more 3d effect with the shaded, frosted and deep carving techniques.

More can be seen and purchased directly or commissioned: www.imaginedglass.com

Or, please like me on my Imagined Glass fb page and see other works there, too.
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An incredible example of etched glass, the way the artist uses both sides of the glass and different depths to create dimension is amazing! Don't forget to check the rest of his gallery too. Butterfly Fairy Glass Art Etch by ~ImaginedGlass ( Suggested by SaloGuardione and Featured by Talty )
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Ombre-pluie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the +watch and fav...
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Ombre-pluie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
It's an amazing work and I has nothing to say but that I now worship you.
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you...lol, no need to worship me, but I certainly don't mind going out and spreading the word (of my work) :P
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Ombre-pluie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I'll do my best, my new divinities. OMG MOAR POEMS! 
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
good job!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
great!
i cannot but admire your talented!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very kind words, thank you. Happy New Year!
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whitefishsc Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
very very beautiful!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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A-n-t-e-n-o-r-A Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!  You say the glass is carved on both sides. Is it smooth though? I mean - can you feel the carvings when you touch it.  Cause one of my biggest problem is that whatever i carve can be touched on one of the sides, and i have no idea how to fix it, or is it okay to be like that.... ect. I am new to working with glass so i wonder...

Anyway - this is beautiful! Keep up the good work :)
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist

Thank you for the compliments.

Anything carved is going to be cut into the glass and you get to feel that depth.  The only way you would be able to make it a flat surface again would be to infill it with something (wax, epoxy, etc.)  Filling it would cause it to go back toward the clear side (or a color if you used one) and it won't have that stronger contrast for viewing.  The appeal to the carving though is by creating the refractions of light through the etching which highlights that depth.

It's good to have that ability to feel the etching/carving.  Having the piece in hand allows someone to appreciate the artwork more by touching it adding more use of their senses. 

When I etch on both sides of a coaster, I generally use a surface etch which keeps it smoother on top.  I do carve deeper on top in certain designs and usually nothing that would interrupt the drinking glass if it is used.  The coloring will be different when you aren't looking through the glass.  That is an extra way to use shades as well.

 

Best of luck with your carving!

 

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A-n-t-e-n-o-r-A Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the information a lot!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.  I'm happy to help.
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely work!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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TiddlyWig Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
How did you get the design to be so precise? It's beautiful! When I did my etch I had to cut into the sticker paper with an exacto knife and it came out wonky, but I like it nonetheless.
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
First, thank you for adding my glass to your favs.

The Butterfly etching isn't cut by hand in this case. I drew it, translated it as an .eps file, and then use a plotter for the cut. I use transfer tape then to hold it together and lay it onto the glass. If I cut it by hand, I'd be charging more.

I do, however, cut stencils by hand on many pieces I've done (which are most often larger works and not a repetative sale item design). Or, I do a combination.

When I hand cut work, the vinyl (or resist) is laid out on the glass first and the drawing is either directly drawn or transfered or I use tracing paper that I've made the artwork onto and adhered it to the resist for the guidelines for the hand cutting with an X-acto. In what way do you mean it came out wonky?

Either way I do it each piece is still peeled individually and hand sandblasted and often there are slight variations I do so that it always ends up as a unique piece even when the general design is the same.
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klacinda Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
amazing
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's gorgeous! I love how intricate the design is. It looks so lovely. :D
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words.
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so beautiful, and an unusual art form. The work in the fairy and butterfly are amazing, but the thought of doing that pattern around the edge is too frightening to contemplate LOL Congrats on the DD you really deserve it.
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. If you have the skills to do what you had done in your beautiful harp, and saw how my border was made, I'm sure it would be far less intimidating in comparison.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha - that's probably a fair call. Or perhaps we just both have different skills that we're capable of. But thank you for your words about my harp also :iconpenguinsnuggleplz:
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been added to the collection of Artisan Craft DDs I featured for January, you can see it here. Keep up the great work! :love:
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. I'll check it out.
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
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graphicsurge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
what process do you use to etch the glass?
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I do both hand cut and machine cut vinyls. Everything is then sandblasted using a handheld gun peeling away each layer of stencil from deep to shading.

Here is a link to the general process of one of my coasters: Glass ArtFire Blog Etched Glass Process
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BarbaraL644 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
That is absolutely beautiful!
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you much.
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my. That's very pretty. Congratulations on the DD a couple of days ago. ^^
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my. That's very pretty. Congratulations on the DD a couple of days ago. ^^
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you everyone who has stopped by to view, comment and share this work and others in my gallery. I've gratefully been flooded with so many kind greetings and encouragement, but just too many to be able to reply to all individually now.

I will have to post a journal entry and hope everyone will have a chance to see it and know they are included.
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you much.
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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TJverhagen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
beautiful work.
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Kind of you to say so, ty.
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MystikCreations Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful! nice work! :)
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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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MystikCreations Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
your welcome :)
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