Watch how to etch glass with vinyl stencils and sand


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I think I only watched the whole thing because how chill the music was.


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For those of you who would like to give sandblasting and sand carving a try, you don’t need an expensive plotter to get started. This photo resist - https://www.rayzist.com/Film/SR3000.php - works just as well as the vinyl material in the video. You’ll need a decent art program for your PC and a light table for exposing the resist.


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Yep, that summer I worked in a sign makers workshop I did a lot of vinyl weeding


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That subtle graduation was very nice work. I never would have guessed that was how it was done.


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How does that sandblasting material not totally eat away at that vinyl covering?


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The vinyl is flexible, it just bounces off. I’ve etched designs in glass, though I had to cut out the mask with an Xacto knife; very tedious. You have to be careful not to blow off the vinyl with the air pressure, and to not cut too deep; you can go right through a sheet of glass in about 30 seconds.


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