Jumped on tile wagon

Third project I’ve done with glowforge. Used black sharpie and silver sharpie. Will try other options to get the color to pop better.

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:heart: the designs, especially Don Quixote

I found with the Sharpie that leaving it to truly dry before cleaning was important…haaard…but important :stuck_out_tongue:

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I think that is an American Indian, not Don Quixote, but I agree it is a nice image.

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That is called “The End of the Trail”. It is a pretty popular image here in the West.

https://www.goldmountaintrading.com/endoftrail.html

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I actually like the uneven finish, so I say roll with it.

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Oh yeah - I’ve actually seen that before, but I clearly have a Don Quixote slant to my brain :slight_smile:

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Update: tried again 1000, full power and 450 lpi. Came out much blacker this time.
Your right it is " The End of the Trail" design.
I kinda like the grayed out one too.
The silver on the tree of life, didnt work so well but trying again the with new settings.

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Tile is SO satisfying!

I’m going to move this over to Beyond the Manual so we don’t have to lose the settings. :slight_smile:

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Thanks for the tip! I think I cleaned a little early, lol…

So, are you engraving on a blank white tile, then going back and coloring it in with marker?

Yes. It’s a 4x4 ceramic tile, engraved and then colored with a black sharpie. I let it sit for about 30 minutes then scrubbed/wiped off.

That’s what I thought, just wanted to clarify. I have only tried tile a couple times now, but I spray painted the tile black first, then engraved an inverted image on the tile. I’ll have to give this method a go as well! Thanks

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That’s my next try is painting the tile then etching, it takes alot of careful elbow grease to get the marker off. A mr. Clean scrubby seems to work best so far.

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FYI - you can get bulk purchases of those melamine sponges off Amazon for like $6 for 100 (WAY cheaper than Mr. Clean, exactly the same material) :slight_smile:

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what a great idea! Thanks for the tip, I was not looking forward to the expense of the Mr. Clean!

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Tiles are fun!

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