I just spent an awful lot of time in three programs:
- Pixelmator Pro
- Affinity Designer
My house has its address number next to the front door, but I wanted to make something a little more distinctive. While all areas of the engrave didn’t come out as well as I wanted, I am still very happy with this one as some areas that were “meh” before are now really nice. Plus, I learned a lot that will improve the next one.
Here’s the whole thing (note that the area around the 7 was the same color black in the image, but came out different in the engrave…material differences?):
And some detail shots:
These pics are straight off the GF. I may do a mineral oil treatment and add some paint to accentuate the highlights.
Speaking of paint, I tried painting the substrate and then engraving. Here’s my first test:
I will DEFINITELY be doing more of this…I have many ideas…