Acrylic Paint

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Malcolm Ferrie
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Acrylic Paint

Postby Malcolm Ferrie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:52 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

Postby Keith Sherwin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:36 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

Postby Michael Wilson » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:56 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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Gene Uselman
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Re: Acrylic Paint

Postby Gene Uselman » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:14 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

Postby Malcolm Ferrie » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:31 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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2 x 50 x 30 50w Lasers (TL)
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