Learn how to sandcarve a pint glass with great results while skipping the use of washout resist. Braden Todd of Glassmith2 in Boulder, Colorado shares how to achieve this knack.
Perks of using a laser mask:
- Cheaper cost for material
- Use a higher PSI when sandcarving and carve a little faster
- The adhesive is stronger, so unless there is something bad on the glass, you don’t need to pre-clean.
Steps to create a laser mask:
- Unroll a section of the material for the object.
- Apply the mask to the object. Use a plastic squeegee to help eliminate bubbles or lines.
- Take the object straight into the laser. (Optional: use a rotary clamp to ensure it spins properly.) Make sure the red dot pointer is centered in the middle of the mask. Let it run and cut the mask.
- Now, you want to finish masking the object before sandcarving. Once you bring it into the sandcarving cabinet, evenly cover the whole design. Go off the design a little so you don’t miss anything.
- After sandcarving, the best way to remove the mask is to soak it in warm water and everything peels off, or you can use denatured alcohol to remove any residue.