Wood Engraving Problem

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Digaga
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Wood Engraving Problem

Postby Digaga » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:07 am

Hi all,
I have a wood engraving issue here, with letters that I have engraved on my mdf. for wood. The lettering is 1.2 cm tall and the background will be blue while the letters will be silver grey. I need suggestions on how to do this.
Thanks in advance.

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n1h1l1st
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Re: Wood Engraving Problem

Postby n1h1l1st » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:10 am

Why don’t you reverse- stencil it? I mean, just airbrush the lettering with the greyish paint after painting the whole thing in blue.

Digaga
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Re: Wood Engraving Problem

Postby Digaga » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:13 am

Hey, I would like some clarification on this. Won’t you end up contaminating the background with the silver grey painting? Just asking…

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BULLDOG
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Re: Wood Engraving Problem

Postby BULLDOG » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:18 am

I am not getting your question. You have said that the lettering is 1.2 cm tall. Do you mean that you have engraved the background so that the letters stand out tall, or that you have carved the letters 1.2 cm deep into the wood?
In the first scenario, I think I will be equally as dumbfounded as you are. However, in the second scenario, I would simply paint the whole thing grey, then cover it with a newspaper or something which will cover everything but the lettering and prevent the grey color from contaminating it; then finally I would spray everything over with the grey paint.
Either that or I am totally off mark.

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Tipsiest
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Re: Wood Engraving Problem

Postby Tipsiest » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:20 am

In my opinion, this will totally not work because the silver-grey will bleed into the blue, especially if you are using navy blue coloring. I would suggest that you start with the grey and let it dry, then you proceed to the blue background. Win/win.
I don't understand it! And I don't understand anyone who does understand it!

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Ada4700
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Re: Wood Engraving Problem

Postby Ada4700 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:51 am

Tiptiest is very correct. I recommend that you follow his advice.
8-) :arrow: :arrow: 8-)

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Re: Wood Engraving Problem

Postby Spritz » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:47 pm

Did you mean that you needed suggestions on coloring them Digaga?


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