I got some tiles at Home Depot yesterday, 4.25 inch and 6 inch, 10 of each to play with…Also got some artwork on Etsy, and added wordings to some of the purchased designs. I engraved one of each size, used acrylic paint on the acorn and Copic markers on the leaf (we only have black sharpies at home…)
To engrave, I used the settings suggested by @Laen " 225 DPI, 400 speed, full power on a Pro." The smaller tile took a bit over 22 minutes and the larger was about 36 minutes.
Are other folks using faster settings? I’d like to be able to engrave these a bit faster if possible, as I’d like to make a few dozen for others to add color to…I work at a psych hospital, leading arts and crafts groups, and think this is a project my patients can succeed with, but since I have to do the engraving ahead of time, at home, I’d like to do it a bit quicker if possible.
I like the paint look better than the alcohol markers–which faded a lot when I cleaned up with rubbing alcohol. That may be due to the wider engraved lines allowing the alcohol more access, I don’t know…