Sunflowers and Sandblasting

It’s been quite a year for 2020, and a crazy year for me since last September. I broke my leg while setting up for a craft show and had to have surgery to repin it. Yup, leave it to me! I’m still dealing with a torn MCL that they didn’t find prior to surgery so I still have trouble bending my leg (although the break itself has long since healed). The first week of February my husband and I decided that since the virus wasn’t on the east coast anywhere yet, we’d head down to Atlanta and then on to Orlando. Lucky me, I came down with a very mild case of Covid-19- I’ve since heard of people who had it in November-January – all on the east coast of the USA. Later I had a tear on my muscles up under my ribs, giving me a scare about my heart. Whew! What a year – and we’re only part-way through!

Enough about all that, though. I’ve been in my studio designing up new things. One of which is sandblasting! I design in Illustrator, cut the image in vinyl with my Cricut, then place that onto the glass. Then it’s sandblasting with a 220 carbide grit. The fun part it peeling away the vinyl to see the image in glass! Then I break out my paints or alcohol inks and dye it so it’s extra special. That’s how I did the words, ABBY and the date, above.

2 thoughts on “Sunflowers and Sandblasting

  1. Dear Anna,

    I sent you an email to the old address I had, but it bounced back. I hope it will reach you at this address.

    You have made me a couple of boxes in the past and now I need another one. This one is for a Bat Mitzvah. Her favorite colors are blues and gold. I am attaching the invitation.

    Please let me know what you think.

    Hope you are well, Ellen

    This is a picture of the box you made for my dad.

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