The sandcarved pictures are made by sketching an image on vinyl-like resist material. The image is applied to the glass and the resist is cut with an X-Acto blade along the sketch lines. When the cutting is complete, the resist material can be lifted, one area at a time, for sandblasting. The process can be laborious and tedious but the detail is unmatched by deep carving techniques.

The carvings are done on clear plate glass and a blue, wispy opalescent glass is usually used in the background to simulate sky or water. The pieces are matted and completed with black metal frames.




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