Bless the man who provided the motel key SVG file, because I am having so much fun with it…
But seriously, my color fill in looks not so good. I’m using the method where I squeegee paint all over the nooks and wait until it dries to remove the excess off the non-engraved portions. It just does not look clean and I’m not sure what I can do to fix it… Any suggestions?
I’m interested in buying the two tones acrylics but based on some of the posts on the community board, it seems like a very finicky product to use? Thoughts?
Same product - different descriptions. It can be useful stuff, but often the top layer will leave a dust of colour onto the bottom layer giving you a murkier look than you might be looking for (the “finicky” they refer to). Often a high speed do-over will vaporize that extra powder so it still may be worth trying
I’m not sure how it would work on acrylic, but I have had a lot of luck filling in wood engraving with lightweight spackle. You have to work quickly, but it fills in completely. I spread it on and let it dry before removing the paper.
I bought an acrylic model and it came with a “peeling tool”, which was itself just a stick of acrylic with a rounded end. I felt kind of dumb for never realizing that. Acrylic doesn’t scratch itself, so that’s a really easy way to get the paper off.
I’ve had a lot of good results with Golden High-Flow Acrylic. One dab in the middle of an engrave and it spreads out without climbing the sides. When that dries, I use a clear filler to bring it up to flush.
I use thinned out acrylic paints for art work (e.g. LiquiTex) . I put them in the little fine tipped bottles you can find on Amazon and flood the area with the masking on. Let it dry, take off the masking and do a little cleanup with denatured alcohol.