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.
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
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!
Oh my gosh. How cute would a ship be? If you don’t do that, can I swipe your idea?
Oh wow, I love these! Such unique designs.
It’s a tiny jelly fish hiding from the world
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
Who knew! Thank you for the info. Is it safe to do that in your home oven you use for foods?
Please do it!
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.
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.
Here you go.
You supply the bottle.
They look amazing! Well done!
Love the fishbowl! An excellent use of the green glass acrylic.
I love oversized jewelry!!
This is stunning for such a simple technique. I love, love that green glass acrylic. I’m going to have to play with this.
this is amazing work!
Oooo so cool. I like these!
Those are really elegant with the etching on the back. For some ideas of what you can do with heating and forming the acrylic check out Computer Acrylic Floral Table Lamps.
These are super cute!!!
Hey John — new owner? Welcome to the community!