Rose Etched Bud Vase-Aqua
This pretty aqua blue blown glass bud vase is etched with roses.
To create these vases, Cynthia adheres resist tape to the surface and draws a design. The design, itself, must take into account where any shadows might fall, being careful not to create a pattern where too many elements overlap. Once this step is completed she cuts the tape with a razor knife, following the lines of her artwork.
Then the glass is taken inside her sandblasting booth, where Cynthia's 25 years of experience comes into play. As she removes the tape from each grape, flower petal, and feather, sandblasting them one at a time, Cynthia gently etches in the design she had originally invisioned on the once blank vase.