I’ve been experimenting with ething away paint on acrylic materials. I like the idea of creating two-tone designs by painting onto acrylic and then etching it away. I’ve been happy with some of the results, and I’m continuing to experiment – but I’d like to improve the cleanliness of the etched away areas. On clear acrylic, I’m generally happy with the frosted look. But on colored acryilc, I don’t get the finish back that was on the surface. I understand it won’t be smooth again, but if I could restore the color of the original surface I’d be happy.
I’ve experimented with depth of etching, which helped (see the giant fist on the left) but I’d love to know if other people have had success with this, or with other techniques in two-tone design.
I tend to have designs that are too complicated to go back in and manually paint after the fact.