Elemental Fish


#1

I made this necklace charm for my daughter. The design is an inside joke. The reasoning I am sharing is the two tone finish. I engraved the face and then painted it before I removed the protective paper. I have to say for a first time doing that I am quite happy with the results.


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#2

cool!


#3

Wow! That looks better than the two-tone acrylic I’ve used!


#4

Very nice! And we can get more color combinations with paint than with the (quite expensive) two tone acrylics. :smiley:


#5

Super fun (and smart)!


#6

Creative and I especially like the Elemental part :smile:


#7

Unfortunately you have a typo. Should be Fluorine.


#8

Yeah! I dig this alot. Turned out great! Glad the painting was so successful. :slight_smile:


#9

I love the design concept and I love the results of painting before removing the masking. Thanks for sharing!


#10

Looks really nice. I can’t see if this is individual tiles or “faux” tile cuts engraved. If it is faux, that is super impressive engraving on the fillet.


#11

I always thought it was spelled this way.


#12

That looks very similar to the process I was going to try! Thanks for trying out the proof of concept before I had to! :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

Did you get this from the band Ghoti Hook? it was one of my favorite “weird” bands growing up.


#14

That’s pretty amazing. I’m shocked you were able to paint the atomic numbers with such clarity being so small! I guess that’s what laser-precision gets ya.


#15

It is just one piece. The ‘tiles’ are just engraving.


#16

Wouldn’t have guessed that looking at the picture! Nice!


#17

I was concerned the paint would bleed under the tape but I saw no hint of it. If anything I should have done a bit heavier paint to fill in the outer edge.


#18

Finally a reason for masking :slight_smile:

And if you have a reasonably steady hand this could be a way to get multiple colors on a print.


#19

You can use that green “Frog” masking tape from Home Depot or Lowes (etc.), it is designed not to leak paint under it. It has a smoother texture than normal masking tape. - Rich


#20

Not questioning your word on this, of course. Just curious if you’ve actually lasered with it? Thinking that different tapes will react differently to being evaporated by a laser and some may curl up on the edges from the heat resulting in bleeding paint.