Oopsie turns out not so bad :man_facepalming:
Posted by
rbtdanforth
Temple Terrace Florida 
Joined Aug 16, '17 

Ok, So it was 2:00 am and I was awake that is my excuse. I have some
:proofgrade: clear I want to try but accidentally grab draftboard instead, I do a score around the piece and the surface of the draftboard looks just as I would expect the masking to look like through the clear acrylic.

I have all the acrylic engraves set up to be a bit out of focus so they smooth the acrylic, but this is not the ideal for draftboard, so it is only when I get a layer of black charcoal that I realize (after some total confusion) that this is not acrylic.

So I watch it like a sleepy hawk as it finishes the charcoal run, and then run another standard proofgrade cut but at 1200 speed as the GFUI scolds me saying a cooler cut than advised might start a fire.

So now I had a less burned up smoky piece that would dissolve in my usual cleaning methods. So I polished the highlights in first 600 grit and then 2000 and sprayed it with Krylon chrome paint followed by gold Rub-n-Buff that did not exactly become vermeil but looked pretty good in spite of the issues.

It was hard to photograph but this came out looking closest…

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though the general look of old gold is a bit better than the photo and it does not get the floating character of the inner parts held by a web of tiny walls much less than a millimeter thick.

This photo hints at that…


As every black square goes all the way through :grin:


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