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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 0 O C T O B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 2 9 The beak is another great shape to carve. Again, the red arrows show the direction of the nozzle movement. Check the progress often from the front side of glass. This al- lows you to quickly make any adjustments with your nozzle movement. Stage 7 is the section that shapes around the eye. It is a simple carve, and moving the nozzle in one direction at close range quickly shapes this area (Figure 9). Stages 9-14 use the same nozzle move- ment for each section. It is important to carve the outline of the feathers. The depth should be matched in each feather (Figure 10). Stages 15-17 develop the eye of the eagle. These three sections carve quickly. The nozzle should be close (1 to 1 1/2 inch) to the section to target the small area. This stage carved eagle is an example of what can be achieved in glass (refer back to Figure 1). Use the ex- amples of shaping sections by blasting using various angles to create your own stage carved design. A stage carve does not need to reach 17 pulls. Examine your artwork and view what ar- eas could be sectioned and stage carved. If you have any desire to create artwork in your glass, I encourage you to practice and experiment with stage carving. Start with simple designs and tap into your cre- ativity. GP LIZ HAAS has been a teacher, trainer and show coordi- nator 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. Figure 9 (above). Stage 7 is the section that shapes around the eye. Figure 10 (left). Stag- es 9-14 use the same nozzle movement for each section. Sandcarving Systems SR3000 TM Self Stick Photoresist Film 800-729-9478 3 Easy Steps Automatic Washout Systems

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