May 30, 2012

Summer glass

Sooo today I'm here to show what I do in my "summer job" which is called glass etching! well I'm not really the one that does the etching, I just do drawings, use an knife to cut them out trying to leave positive or negative spaces, and then its send to Rigo (the etching guy) who wears a mask and uses a pressure machine to add sand size pieces of glass into the part of the glass that's left exposed. (Remember English is not my first language so this is a little hard to explain, but here are some photos of what I do.)

I started by put tape all over the piece of glass I had, this was a free drawing so I decided to do a seahorse
Look at the knife there. It a signal of that poor tape's destiny
Next is to use the knife to take off all of the tape from the places where you want the etching to be. In this case the seahorse.
Here's a detail from his face, notice the little pieces of tape left in order to respect the shape

Once you're don with the knife, the glass is taken to the etching room (which doesn't take more than 5 minutes) and here's the result:

Now you just take all the tape off the glass and voila!

I'll show you more of etching next time!

May 16, 2012


Hellooooo! I must admit I've been lazy on updating this blog, but my computer is so slow I get lazy just with thinking I have to wait for it to turn on completely. Anyway, a few entries ago I said I was working on 3 projects... I'm not sure I'll show all of them... one turned out really bad... and I need to steal my parents' good camera XD I'll begin by showing my favorite:
My creepy doll sculpture!

  • found objects
  • clay to give it some weight
  • thread
  • glue
  • acrylic paint
  • fabric
  • wire
her face was a mardi grass ornament, some sort of mask, which I painted later. I also took the bell from that ornament.

The fish tail is because of some creepy news I heard when I was little about a doll that had a fish skeleton

Do you like it?
Are you scared?
A little?
This was based on Batman's fear of bats, Walt Disney's fear of mice, and my fear of porcelain dolls...
well I kinda like them... from a distance. Rozen Maiden is one of my favorite anime :P