I made the split monogram in Inkscape & engraved on a slate coaster.
That’s a great looking coaster!
Thank You, It took a while to learn to split the font but it came out well. Now to do all the alphabet.
That’s a great idea. You could personalize coasters for sale.
Very nice! And I really like your last name—it’s so appropriate.
Really nice engrave, can’t wait to start myself…
Was there more to splitting the font than to rasterize it in Photoshop and cut the image in 1/2 and insert the lines and the word MAKER? Just checking in case you have a better/quicker way it would be nice to know.
Did you coat the slate tile before or after engraving? My slate tile engraves are not coming out this bold yet. I would appreciate any lessons learned — tidbits, etc.
Okay I designed the split monogram in Inkscape. I followed the instructions in YouTube and Bingo Bango all was fine. I then engraved on tile then I used mineral oil or you can use orange oil with bee’s wax.
Thanks for the explanation! I have made a few slate coasters, but the design was rubbing off (picked up first one with a small piece of painters tape and it pulled off some of the white)…whoops! Have you actually put yours to use … wondering how they hold up?
I use Speed-905, Power-45 and LPI-250 and mine come out great and no rubbing off. I don’t use any tape. I engrave right on the tile itself.
I’m going to move this over to the “Beyond the Manual” section to comply with forum guidelines re: non-PG settings and keep the FNLs from getting riled up.
Check out the font PN Stars and Swirls Monogram Banner Font. I think that was the first font I officially bought, from fontbundles. It does make it easy.
But your handmade looks classy!
I like the stars & swirls also. Is gratifying to make your own. I think I spent about 5-6 hours learning how to make them or more.