Bending, Acrylic, sublimation

Here a concept piece that involves, acrylic, engraving and color sublimation. Put on a piece of acrylic, that was bent into a freestanding frame to place on the table, office etc.

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That’s very cool looking!

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That is cool. I love bending the acrylic for the stand!

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Very nice!

Some advice on bending acrylic, especially pieces that have processed artwork that has been completed before bending… To get a crips bend that does not affect the adjacent artwork, use a straight edge made from aluminum or stainless steel to shield the area adjacent to the bend line. Set the straight edge 1/4" to 1/2" away from the intended bend line, parallel to the intended bend, then apply heat using the straight edge as a guide/shield. When the acrylic has been sufficiently heated, you can bend the acrylic and it will follow the line created by the shield, bending easily and evenly along that line.

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Great! Thank you for your advice, and taking the time in doing so. Much appreciated.

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This looks spectacular!

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WOW!!! That is so artsy and creative. The possibilities are absolutely endless with this technique.

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Really cool.

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Very nice

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Cool effect with the engrave/sub combo.

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What a wonderful and subtle effect. Like the bending too.

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Oh wow, that’s neat stuff

The bit of color really makes this stand out.

Interesting piece.