Major thanks to @designvh619 for sharing his designs on a shadowbox coaster holder!
His post here was my inspiration!
I’ve been working on some creative projects utilizing a beautiful turtle design from an Etsy seller. I’ve manipulated their work in many different ways, and this was one of my favorites.
Done in medium PG acrylic, then color filled with sharpie oil-based markers. The holder is medium PG walnut plywood. The pictures don’t really show the depth effect or colors, it’s very cool to see it in 3D.
Now for the questions to learn!
I would really love to find an ideal way to fill acrylic:
If I color fill then peel, a lot of the tiny masked sections seem to get “glued” to the sides with paint and I have to scrub enough to scuff the acrylic. The sticky tape trick doesn’t do it.
If I weed first then fill, I still have to scrub the extra paint off the acrylic and that causes scuffing.
It’s possible I’m expecting too much perfection from acrylic, it just seems to be a little too delicate. Wondering if anyone has any other tricks. Perhaps spray paint since it would most likely be a thinner coat?