I whipped up this sign for somebody with a dog and a bus. Using masking tape to protect the wood from laser smoke, I decided I didn’t think that the engraving was dark enough, so I spray painted right over the mask before I removed it.
Basically, used the glowforge to cut the mask/template and also give a small amount of depth, but relied on the black spray paint to make the high contrast on the sign.
It worked out so well for me that I will probably use this order of operations for other signs!
I’ve done this a bunch of times both with paints and stains.
You can get some “leakage” when you do this, but it generally works out great.
This turned out great! Your paint makes it pop! I’ve used this technique in the past and love the results.
That can be eliminated if you spray first with a clear then with the colour.
I recall the sign painters saying to spray with clear polycrylic before putting the color layer down, reportedly helps reduce that bleed.
I learned something new. The bleed has driven me nuts in the past! Great tip.
Great work! Nice when it is simple with great results!
I’m with Aloha, this would have been a better tip five years ago.
I usually wind up thinking about it 5minutes after I remove the mask.