Danny Elser shared these unique sandblasted rocks with various design through the form. I thought they had a unique, clean appearance that I loved and asked him if he polished them of some sort. Danny stated that he grinded the rock surface and used an outdoor sealer, which I am guessing is what give it somewhat of a shine!
He shared the below description of how he makes these, along with the photos. Remember to click on each photo to see a larger view of them.
Some of the engraved rocks we have done
I grind the rock surface smooth to get the colors out of the rock. Then they are sealed with an outdoor sealer. Every rock has its own distinct color pattern much like a snow flake. I use a rubber mat for the stenciling. All stencils are cut out by hand which gives it a personal look — I do not like to use an automated stencil cutter. I use aluminum oxide for the blast material and fine river sand.
I am a big fan of Danny’s work here. If you are too, let him know in the comment box below or have a question for him. Thank you for inspiring us, Danny!
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