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Continued Learning
work by Mark Dupp

Friday, June 24th, 2016 Published in: 2016 Archives

GRS Training Center courses are a great way to get started engraving, but once you go home, you have to find ways to keep practicing to continue to develop your skills.

It's easy to study when an instructor is there to keep you on track and there is a set curriculum to guide you, but where do you start when you have the freedom to try anything? One great option is to use the designs and handouts shared by our instructors.

Mark Dupp took his first course with instructor Rex Pedersen in April of 2015. When he attended a class this year, Mark brought along some of his practice pieces to share with us.

The centerpieces of these four money clips are based on designs from Rex Pedersen. You can see two of them on Rex's guns in this Featured Photo article from March. With the centerpieces decided, Mark added borders, scrollwork, and leaves to the surrounding areas to fill them out. He stayed within the same stylistic range, keeping everything within the design cohesive.

Ready-made designs are a great way to skip straight to practicing the tactile skills needed to master engraving. Using an existing image doesn't totally remove the ability to be creative, though; if you select a design or piece that leaves some extra space you can easily add your own personal touches. Thanks for sharing!

Have you ever practiced engraving by using handouts from a GRSTC course? We'd love to hear about it! Send photos and story to featured@grstools.com — your project could be featured here!


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