The fill I’m using for this moment is silver acrylic paint because I live in the boonies and I have to wait patiently for every new item I realize I need.
Anyway, I finally stumbled upon the “deburring” step in engraving marble, but I wonder if I’m missing something else, or if anyone else who has marble engraved can look at this and say, “Hey! I know how to resolve this problem!”
…and then ever-so-kindly tell me?
I’ll happily report the whole process start to finish once I can get a handle on this finish thing.
Yeah, it occurs to me I gave up on the inverted version before I figured out the de-burring, and hadn’t tried a second inverted version (with the better engraving settings…) since then. I’ll give it a shot!
I did try the other version of this file again, then remembered why I’d scrapped it (I’ve always had black dogs, but man they’re hard to photograph - and apparently etch!). So, this is actually the inverse I’m working with here.
I really did need that night of sleep before working again
Next I dialed down the power, and that is leading to a dog-shaped dog! Still working on it…
There have been a few attempts where the results just didn’t match the inspiration, but the struggle had educational value, but just about as often the test turns out even better than I hoped.
After getting frustrated because nothing seems to look how you want, sometimes after exhaustive tests the final attempt before giving up nails it!