Monday, June 29, 2015

Laser Engraving Logo / Decoupaging

Monday, June 29, 2015

I found a small wooden artist box which already has ugly white paint on it. I don't know how old it is but It looks pretty old. I kind of liked leather handle parts and snap fasteners of the box.
I thought it would be a good storage for my dip pens and nibs if I customized it.

First, I sanded off the paint. Then I leaser engraved my logo on it.
For finishing, I just cleaned with lemon oil then applied some bees wax.

Good things about laser engraving is that unlike paints, an image doesn't smudge or bleed when you finishing the surface. And it looks good too.

This is how pens and nibs are stored.

To know which nib is which, I made labels scanned from the packages. For making these labels, I used decoupaging method.

I used Chamage for transferring images. I scanned images and printed on usual office papers. On the image side, I applied some Chemage then dried with a hair drier. Then I soaked it in water.

I scraped off unwanted tissue on the back of the label to make it thin. I used a plastic scraper and my finger. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, it tears the paper.

Now these are thin film like papers and good for decoupaging. I glued them with Chemage and top coated also.

I think incorporating different image-transferring methods in wooden surface would be interesting.
Both laser and decoupage work well on wooden surface.

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