Artwork Adjustments for Sandcarving on Stone

Liz Haas has been a teacher, trainer and show coordinator for Rayzist Photomask for the past 15 years. For the past 10 years, she has actively taught workshops on the photoresist and the sandcarving process.

Consider a minimal adjustment to a detailed image for stone engraving, for example, if a customer is placing an image on a memorial stone. Take the logo you are using and increase it in size for etching on granite; once it is blasted, the appearance of the detail is lost in the deep etching. It is visible, but the detail is not bold in granite. In this case, modifying the artwork by adding a stroke to the detailed areas causes the design to stand out with a deeper etch required for stone engraving.

—Liz Haas, Rayzist