Not sure if this question belongs here, but I’m asking anyway… Feel free to move/delete it!
I’ll have a project where I need to engrave something and have it have a silvery metallic look to it when I’m done. It’ll likely be 1/4" thick. Haven’t decided on a material yet. Mostly because of this issue. My thinking is, and correct me if I’m wrong, if I engrave, then paint, say, wood, I’ll loose the fine detail that I just engraved. Alternatively I can’t really paint first because then I’ll be removing my paint (unless the paint’s really thick).
Maybe I’m over thinking. Not sure if anybody out there’s done any model work like this.
Any insight into this process would be much appreciated!