Sandblasted Glass in Brisbane
Sandblasted glass is produced by applying a stencil pattern to glass and blasting it with sand.
The stencil stops the abrasive sand from removing a layer of glass, rendering it clear underneath. By removing the stencil progressively during this process, shading and depth can be added to the glass.
This process was first developed using hydrofluoric acid to etch the glass, which is similar to Acid Etched Glass
This type of etching is rarely done anymore because of occupational hazards associated with the use of hydrofluoric acid.
Sandblasting in now considered the new and safer alternative.
Sandblasted glass windows were most commonly from the Victorian era. Often this consisted of red or blue flashed glass that was used in sidelights and displayed a botanical design.