|Each of the carving
options below can be customized with any design of your choice.
We have a large selection of headstone designs as well that you can browse at our store. Woodlawn
Memorials specializes in personalizing each monument or
headstone to exact
Shape Carving: The outline of the design is sandblasted
and the interior is shaped to create a 3-D look to the design.
Shape carved designs are commonly used on roses, flowers and
leaves. They can also be used on many other designs such as
Sandblast or Flat Carving:
This particular type of work consists of placing a design on a
rubberized mask, cutting out the lines and outlines of the
design and then sandblasting the exposed surface. Sandblast
designs are the most basic type of carving available.
Flat carved roses and other
floral designs are not preferred for upright headstones.
Sculpture / Statues:
Sculptures and granite statue carvings consist of an image that is hand
sculpted using many different pneumatic chisels and other
granite carving tools. The quality of a hand sculpted statue
will vary greatly depending upon the individual sculptor.
A hand etching consists of using a diamond tipped engraving tool
to draw or "etch" directly onto a polished monument. An etching
looks best when it is done on a polished black granite monument
because this will give you the greatest contrast. Etchings can
also be done using laser machines. These are called laser
etchings. Etchings can even be done in color.
Please visit our
portfolio page for more examples of custom etched
headstones, cemetery monuments, markers and memorials
Lettering Styles: There are many lettering types that can be
used to inscribe a headstone or granite memorial. To view or
download our 19 page PDF file of lettering styles and examples,
"Memorial Day Project 2012"