So I figured that I would start posting a bunch of examples of different types of sandblast etchings (glassetchingsecrets.com/glasssandblasting.html) such as single or multi-stage carvings. Some of these are old pictures of when I first started with this hobby.
I’ll try to critique them and give suggestions. Remember, these are beginner examples, so they are not the best. I encourage others to critique them also, and you can do this by placing a comment below. As shown below, the first example is a two-stage sandcarving of a motorcycle.
You can see that this wasn’t the perfect stencil pattern used. The front tire has a big space in the tire, so it doesn’t look the best. The pattern used would look better if it had only a single stage surface etching. Also, the first stage has some inconsistent depth variations, and there are some over-sprays on the outside of the general etched area. Make sure you have a consistent flow of abrasive from your sandblaster and mask the areas better. You can see that this was done on a scrap piece of glass, so it was just an experiment.
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