Acrylic Trinkets

I really love the look of “glass green” transparent acrylic, especially when etched. I designed a couple of small dangly trinkets to test what they look like painted. I’m pleased with the look, and may make these items into fobbles or earrings.

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Cool technique! Love the fishbowl! :smile:

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Neat affect! Cool designs!

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Great idea. These look awesome!

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I hate to be one of those people that asks right away what you painted them with but, what did you paint them with? :grin: This looks fantastic and you’re right the glass green really shines with these!

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Those are really cool. I love the clear container concept.

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The slight green color of the acrylic gives them a unique look that goes well with the fish theme. I bet they will be very popular.

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I love your ‘tilted’ point of view. What would a ship in a bottle look like?

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Looking at these just got me thinking (always a dangerous thing…) What would happen if you put those in an oven and let the acrylic soften a bit so the edges started to round off…? Might need to experiment a bit.

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After etching, I just left the mask on the acrylic and painted the etched areas with regular old acrylic craft paint in the tube. Then peeled/scraped the mask off after the paint dried. Saw a tutorial on youtube, but eliminated the lacquer step because they were meant to be reverse-painted: How To Paint Engraved Acrylic - YouTube

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I don’t think acrylic in the oven is a good idea. Just my opinion. BUT! I have seen people coat their acrylic designs with clear epoxy, and that gives the top a smoother, rounded surface and a glossy finish. I’ll try to find that video (or maybe I saw it on insta). Might be something (safer) for us to try!

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Oh my gosh. How cute would a ship be? If you don’t do that, can I swipe your idea?

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Oh wow, I love these! Such unique designs.

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It’s a tiny jelly fish hiding from the world :stuck_out_tongue:

Acrylic starts to soften around 300º F and gets really soft at 325º - you can use the oven (or a heat gun) to make all sorts of cool shaped things out of acrylic! Search for “slump bowls” to find more :slight_smile:

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Who knew! Thank you for the info. Is it safe to do that in your home oven you use for foods?

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Please do it!

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Yes - I mean, if you let a big chunk fall off into the oven I’d get it cleaned out before you cooked in there, but generally there’s no spillage since it gets soft, not liquid.

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I REALLY like these. I love the texture of the engraves, the color of the acrylic, the colors you painted and the theme. Really really cute.

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Here you go.

http://museum.wa.gov.au/maritime-archaeology-db/early-sailing-ships

You supply the bottle. :grin:

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They look amazing! Well done!

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