Sorry – 3D model format used for printing. STereo Lithography
Happy cakeday @PrintToLaser.
STL is a standard file type for depicting 3D objects.
I’ve never tried it, wonder how well it would get down in the fiddlely bits, especially as applied by a noob.
I think gilding is the normal use for it so I think it should work. I have never tried it myself. Used it at school for an electroscope and have eaten some more recently but never gilded anything.
The stuff takes a touch, so light and thin you can position it with your breath. A soft brush is used to burnish it in place. At least that’s an old school method. Not much experience with it, but enough to know how fragile it is to scratches. Beautiful finish though.
End users are sisters, currently aged 7 & 9.
Maybe a quick trip over to Hobby Lobby is in order…
Or Amazon for lazy people like me:
Or Michaels for the real thing. I think you’ll find it easier to get into the nooks & crannies than a chisel head paint pen will.
Yeah, real leaf is obvious at a glance. the metal foil will wrinkle as it is burnished into place over curves and other detail.
I guess it would depend on your friend and how special they are, which method to use. The real thing is labor intensive comparatively.
Finished versions drying after 2 light coats of watered-down gold acrylic paint…
Still need to cut chipboard backings, then they’ll be finished.
Would never have imagined myself making anything like this, but having my Glowforge has been a transformative experience for me.
Expanding your horizons! (Always a good thing!)
Nice work Dennis!
Well said, I couldn’t agree more.