Step 1: Etching the glass plate
* I got a local glass shop to make me some 8" x 8" plates and created a 7" x 7" design in Adobe Illustrator. (Always get extra material in case you make mistakes.)
* I wanted to put the design on the back of the glass, so I flopped the design so it was backwards and would be right-way-round from the front.
* I put the design on a flash drive, transferred it to the computer attached to the laser and opened the file.
* I adjusted the settings for glass, hit Print and started the laser.
* The video shows the laser on a different project but you get the idea.
Step 2: Painting the laser-etched image on the glass
* On the left side of the design I took some water-based enamel and painted with a brush on the back of the glass where the etching was. You don't need to put a lot of paint on.
* On the right side I used a Sharpie (permanent) marker.
* I did the half-and-half as a test to see how they were different.
* For both paint and Sharpie, it's totally OK to go outside the lines of the etching. The next step is scraping off the extra.