I cut a coaster and a sign for my daughters “zoo” today. The zoo is like one of those ball cages in a store where you pull out the ball you want from between the taught bungee cords, except the cords are hot pink, the cage is Princess white (naturally), and the balls are stuffed animals.
So the short version is on the coaster, I tried to direct red paint down into the engraving before I weeded it. When using an airbrush, I learned the paint mist is so fine it doesn’t cover well, and we’re trying to cover charring, so I ended up with a little red tinge instead of the bold highlighting I was looking for.
It’s not all bad news though. I also discovered that using black with an airbrush really adds contrast and makes the details pop on the “zoo” sign, especially as I had prepped the board with a coat of Princess White beforehand.
I’m going to try the Game of Thrones coaster again later in the week, and see if I can get better color depth with a rattle can. If anyone has a different/better method, I’d love to hear about it!