I made some more engravings…
This time I used halftone dot patterns to engrave photographic imagery.
You can create halftone patterns of images in Illustrator and Photoshop, though it may take some time and perhaps some trial and error.
I’ve done that before, but opted to use this cool site I found: https://halftonepro.com/
With a paid membership you can export unwatermarked images in either rasterized .png format or vector files as .svg.
Here are some of the results!
01 with masking
01 close up with masking
01 removing masking
01 unmasked with Sharpie for scale
01 close up unmasked
Showing her the results! <3
02 engraved in clear acrylic
02 shot from back/unengraved side…
02 from the front
what it looks like really. I now know I need to reverse the image if I were to edge light it instead of light it from behind…
03 close up…
I wasn’t to thrilled on the results of 03 (just very plain and as a test I learned from it), so I flipped the wood over and engraved 04 on the other side.
04 engraving in the forge
04 finished engraving
04 close up with masking
04 close up w/o masking
Results were very cool and exactly what I expected. But, it is VERY much a pain to get the little teeny tiny bits of masking out of the engraved surface. You can definitely see this in the 04 version just above. I need to figure out a better method as they are really stuck in there!