Detail of an abrasive etched piece installed in a pair of French doors.
Many interesting effects can come from etching flashed glass. For example, the blue glass in the center was once a solid blue, and the colored layer was selectively etched away.
A great amount of detail can be achieved with abrasive etching. This detail is 15" x 9"; a full photo can be seen here.
The repeating pattern in this exterior door panel was the solution to adding some privacy to the owner's home.