This sample features red linen fabric which is laminated between glass with a flower design etched to the front face. This piece is finished with gold paint detailing.
Daedalian Glass Studios sources a wide range of fabrics with varying opacities, colours, and textures for lamination between glass.
Please note, laminated glass is available from 8mm. Please allow 1-3mm additional panel thickness to allow for bonding agents.
- Laminated glass is produced through the use of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) as an inter-layer. The process of laminating glass forms a safety glass – holding together even when shattered.
- This EVA solution can be mixed in a clear form to become invisible once set or a white adhesive can be used to create a `milky` finish, altering the translucency of the glass.
- Additionally, foreign objects such as fabrics, metal meshes, wood veneers, stone veneers, paper, and digital films, etc. can be placed between the glass to form a strong, functional, and decorative panel design.
- Painting on glass differs from traditional canvas or paper as glass is non-absorbent. The paint is therefore placed on the surface via the paintbrush and texture is created by building up thicker outward layers of paint rather than a thicker inward soak into a porous canvas or paper.
- Glass paint is created by mixing ground up or powdered clear glass with pigmented paint. The purpose of the ground up / powdered glass is that once painted on to the surface of a glass panel, this can be kiln fired – causing the glass powders to fuse with the glass panel and make the painted design permanent.
- Back painted glass refers to glass that is painted on the rear face. The paint is therefore viewed in reverse through the glass. The advantage of this over a painting on canvas or paper is that the glass protects the artwork from physical damage or fading.
- Etched glass is created by making small abrasions in the surface of glass. These abrasions can be made by various tools such as a sandblasting machine or a hand held flex drive – creating a frosted effect on the glass surface.
- These frosted panels can use the positive space (the frosted areas) or the negative space (the gaps between frosted areas) to form intricate patterns and designs – detailed pictures can even be reproduced through etching on the surface of glass.
- Etching processes utilised by Daedalian Glass Studios include sandblasting (sandblasted glass), engraving with a drill (engraved glass), glue chipping (glue chipped glass), and water jet scoring.
- Etched glass is also known as frosted glass.