Appreciate the info!
Appreciate the info!
If you’re looking to have the engraved/rastered area silver, and want wood as your material, then deep engrave, spray paint in very light coats and run the board over a sander to clean up any bleed.
If you want a silver surface, with “charred” engrave, look at this laser foil technique. I’ve posted it before, but you may not have seen it.
Edit: I may not have linked this in the most efficient way, click on the heading to go to the full post with a video on the method.
NICE! You just gained that channel a few new subscribers, I’m sure. They have some cool videos!
Just put one up on casting pewter, got me thinking about “silver” inlays on engraved pieces.
I’ve seen this stuff popping up. It looks like magic. Spray on chrome in my lifetime. I live in the future.
That’s pretty awesome looking. I wish they did a demo on an object that wasn’t designed to make this process look perfect. I wonder how it works with sharp edges and undercuts
What about just rubbing the whole thing down with metallic pigments, post engrave? You buff them in, so they wouldn’t get into all the details, and there’s a huge range of colors in varying metallic-y-ness (technical term). You’d probably want to seal the whole thing after.
I know Jacquard has a line of metallic loose pigments, but you can probably but them less expensively in bulk.
Thanks! Definitely the former. For the latter, I actually did see your Hot Foil post when you posted it. I thought it was quite timely for this question of mine. But I’m definitely looking for a silver engrave.
Oooooo… Me likey.
Good question. I know nothing about this. I’ll certainly go learn more about it!
This might be foolish, but is it possible to change some of the details so that they will look too bold after engrave, right after painting?
Don’t know the answer but just want to say Happy Cake Day @paulw!
Aw, thank you! I had no idea (bad at tracking things like that). Only a couple days off from my birthday, shoulda planned that better…
Then Happy Birthday as well!
Maybe. But I think there’d be too many variables to do that consistently. I mean, what if the thickness of the paint is off in spots or in different runs. I’d have no real way to predict everything in order to achieve repeatable results.
Happy almost double Cakeday, @paulw!
I was going to suggest HIPs High Impact Polystryene, it’s an engraving laminate that is laserable, you can buy it in various metallic colours
Silver leafing would be an option too. It takes a bit to get used to but is not that hard. You won’t lose any detail.
…or possibly apply metallic wax with a brush.