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Acrylic Paint

Post by Malcolm Ferrie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:52 pm

I made a clock for a member of this Golf club,
Engraved onto 3mm Acrylic Mirror and painted the back with Blue acrylic paint,
Photo's don't do it justice. It's stunning
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Keith Sherwin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:36 pm

Malcolm, Excellent idea. I have done Mirror tile, but only to etch names and such. The Idea of reversing was novel to me.
Did you laser the hole in the mirror or drill it?
BTW: You are further north than Sitka, Alaska. Brrr is right! Well, not THAT bad really, but suspect you have some brutal winters, with the North Sea.
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Michael Wilson » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:56 am

That's a great piece. I'm going to try that. For my part I have been experimenting with etching into Corian. It works really well but has no contrast, so I took a cloth and rubbed a generous quantity of undiluted acrylic paint into the surface of a test piece and when it dried I gently cleaned up the surface with 0000 steel wool while under a running tap leaving the paint in the engraving. I was quite pleased with the results.
For the record behind this on the left is my first engraving into slate, and on the right, soapstone.
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Gene Uselman » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:14 am

Nice- I love Corian- one of my customers brings in his drops. As a point of interest, you can cut Corian with a laser- this is .5 inch but .25 would be easier I am sure, Gene
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Malcolm Ferrie » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:31 am

Keith Sherwin wrote:Malcolm, Excellent idea. I have done Mirror tile, but only to etch names and such. The Idea of reversing was novel to me.
Did you laser the hole in the mirror or drill it?
BTW: You are further north than Sitka, Alaska. Brrr is right! Well, not THAT bad really, but suspect you have some brutal winters, with the North Sea.
8mm hole for clock mechanism cut with laser, Weather in winter up here, I have walked the beach in front of my house on new years day with shorts and T-shirt, We have a micro climate up here, Because of the gulf stream our winters are very changeable, some mild and some extreme. You deal with what hits you.
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Fred Graham » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:11 pm

Love this idea.

I am curious if this is cast or extruded acrylic though? I have engraved on cast but it leaves a frosty look. Not sure it will
Look good painting it. I've read somewhere that extruded acrylic will leave a clear effect after engraving. Not sure if this is true or not.

I haven't found a good supplier of 1/8" acrylic, mirrored or with an adhesive back, here in the states. However, I'm new with all of this this past year.

What kind of acrylic paint is good to use?

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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Keith Sherwin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:25 pm

Hi Fred - Not the expert Malcolm is, but he has given me hints and help along the way.
For mirror, look at Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/b/Search/N-5yc ... max&NCNI-5 I then cut into correct sizes A4 possibly but am thinking of using just under 8" square in the future as I purchased a sheet ~ 24" x 48"

For Acrylic paint, I just use the cheap Dollar Store stuff and I use their brushes also. As Malcolm says "Slather it on" I had never used Acrylic paint but it is a water based cleanup and works just great.
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Fred Graham » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:45 pm

Keith,

I will check out our HomeDepot.

I had friends that use to have a custom auto tag business that used acrylic with an adhesive back on them to do inlay designs. They left our area and I can no longer get a hold of them for their source.

I just tried to paint clear cast acrylic that I engraved but the results aren't good. You can still see the frosty look from the engraving. So I'm thinking that extruded is the way to go for this process.
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Post by Keith Sherwin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:56 pm

For the cheap acrylic mirror from H.D. I just wash the white powder off with warm water.
There are some links listed in the Materials section
They may be of use to you.
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