Glass engraving is the process of carving words or designing the glass object by using an electrical wood. It is an art form that will take practice to master. Doing this thing requires skill, patience and also just the right amount of the pressure in creating the design without shattering the glass. The result is that you will get a truly beautiful design that will turn the plain piece of your glass into the work of art. Almost every type of design can be carved into the glass, with the roses that are being popular design to choose. Here are some easy steps in engraving a rose on your glass. Read the following information below.
For the first step, you should locate the picture of a rose that will be used as a template. The coloring books of children will be great places in finding pictures. After that, you need to print the image out onto the piece of plain paper. If the image of the rose is a printed picture, you can simply make a copy of it, or scan it into your computer before you are going to print it.
For the second step, you have to cut out the rose design by using the scissors from the paper. The rose design does not need to be cut out perfectly. After that, attach the picture to the underside or inside a piece of the glass by using the tape. If engraving a smooth piece of the glass, you can attach it to the bottom. If you are going to engrave the curved surface just like a wine glass, you have to place your picture on the inside of your glass.
After that, clear the flat surface on which in performing the engraving. Ensure that there is adequate lighting nearby. Then, lay a piece of the black cloth over the surface. Its black color will make the delicate glass etching stand out more.
For the next step, insert the small diamond bit into your glass engraver. Plug the engraver into the electrical socket and then turn it on. Place the engraver tip onto the outer edge of your rose design and calmly drag it along the lines. You can start at every section that you are desired, but remember to not lift the engraver until you reach the intersection of the two lines.
For the last step, you have to continue etching until the rose pattern has been transferred to your glass. Then, wipe your glass surface with the damp towel in order to remove all traces of dust.