A friend of mine was inspired by a steampunk fish sculpture and asked me if I could make one on the Glowforge. Challenge accepted. All cut on my GF Plus, and the “metal” pieces patina’d with Dixie Belle paints. Finished piece measures 9-3/4" tall (including the stand) x 10" wide.
I love this!
Very nice! I love the ‘metal’ finish! I’d love to do something like that, but I suck on the painting steps.
Wonderful. love the metallics and now have yet another rabbit hole to dive down.
The paint job is fabulous!
Makes a very striking display!
That turned out awesome. I love the steampunk stuff. Fantastic paint job!
Wow— I love this!! Your faux painting is the best. If you enjoy painting I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Unicorn SPiT paint.
The paint is the best. It can be used at full concentrate or diluted with a glaze. I use small plastic bottles when I dilute them.
I haven’t tried Unicorn Spit, although I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. I also paint furniture, so I’ve got a cabinet full of Dixie Belle…
That is so cool! A resounding success - the patina is fantastic!
I love it, especially the fabulous painting job!
I have used unicorn spit but am not aware of any way to get a patina. DO you know if this is possible?
To reference my faux finishing days.
Paint the surface with a glossy paint not matte. The glossy surface is best because paints on top can move and be manipulated with different painting tools. Brushes, sponges, metal hair picks, etc.
I would take different diluted colors of the Unicorn SPit and squeeze them on with a bottle that has a tip.
The top coat of paint should be a metallic color.
That is so cool! It wasn’t until the last photo that I finally stopped believing it was rusty steel. What a great job you did.
I just noticed the ruler in the bottom part of the stand. That raises my love for this to a higher power.
Very Nice! Love the patina!
The ruler was also made on the Glowforge… and thanks for the love!
Absolutely stunning piece, a true work of art and very inspirational!