The blast etch will not wash off. The glass is permanently altered. The deep carvings utilize 1/4 inch thick glass. The dark areas you see in the image are really clear glass. To maximize the contrast (see more black) you can put black suede matte board behind the glass. You will then not be able to see through the glass (good way to hide things such as spices etc.). If you want to be able to see through the glass, such as glasses, china, curios etc. simply do not have a backer. Inside cabinet lighting can really highlight the glass.
Each piece is signed and dated by artist James A. Veenstra. Approximate cost of the deep carved glass is $300/square foot of image area. So a design panel measuring 1 foot wide by 1 feet tall would be about $300. You don't have to have all the glass etched. You can have just the focal point, such as the chickadee on the branch. There may be additional charges for new art work, such as for animals/scenes that I have not yet done. Contact me for quotes on specific dimensions and scene content. Minimum order is $125.
I do not do cabinet woodwork, but most cabinets can be ordered with an opening for glass, or possibly retrofitted for glass. These etched scenes can be adapted for anywhere you use glass, such as doors, windows, stove or fireplace glass, room dividers or openings, shower doors, window or wall hangings....whatever you can imagine! Custom etched panels are also available in free standing form with edge lit bases that light up and look incredible in low light settings. See "luminaries" in my shop for examples. Cabinet glass or edge lit glass is available via Made to Order for all wildlife species. Cost add-ons may apply where new artwork needs to be developed. Many North American big game species are already done.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PIECE IS MADE TO ORDER:
Made to order pieces usually take 3-6 weeks depending on my backlog. I can give you a better idea of time if you contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would also be happy to discuss other details you may be interested in BEFORE you order.
All pieces will be packed with extreme care using a combination of cardboard sheathing, packing peanuts, bubble wrap and twisted paper to ensure a safe delivery from my studio to your home. All packages are insured.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (231)-846-0034