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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