I’ve been making lots of items for an upcoming show. One being quick simple earrings out of clear acrylic.
Etch the design and use inexpensive craft acrylic to color fill. I used cast because I had scraps…this looks way better using extruded since it etches clear…colors are more vibrant.
A few drops…
Use a straight edge to run across and take off the extra so you get a full cavity even fill.
Having abit on it is completely ok.
Let dry completely…if you are impatient like I am, use a lower power heat gun like for embossing to dry it in a few minutes. Dont get too close or the paint will bubble…
Since the craft paint is alot of water, you are left with an opaque thin coating.
Now get a piece of cloth like cotton jersey (tshirt material) dampen it and stretch it on your flat edge.
Rub the edge flat back and forth on the surface. This will remove the excess paint without touching the color fill.
Peel off the backing. See the difference between front and back…
Now make it into earrings.