Engraving Metals with Your Cricut Maker
Welcome to the Craftfest Giveaway Page for my book, Engraving Metals with your Cricut Maker. This book solves the problems and expands the possibilities of engraving with a Cricut machine.
Explore the Possibilities of Engraving with Your Cricut!
Find Out More About the BEST Ebook on Engraving Metal with a Cricut Below!
Solve the Problems
Frustrated because you can’t see the engraving, or your design is off-center? Or maybe the engraving isn’t that deep? Find the answers for these and other commonly asked questions.
Expand the Possibilities
Think you can only engrave aluminum bracelets. dog tags, or an acrylic light, then the projects in this book will open up all kinds of possibilities!
Perfect for beginners, the tutorial projects in this book look anything but beginner! Each project was chosen to demonstrate techniques that will build your confidence in engraving.
ENGRAVING METALS 101
- All about the engraving tool and how to install it.
- How to source files and fonts for engraving.
- Uploading engraving files into Design Space
- How to find materials settings for metals like brass, sterling silver, pewter, and copper.
- How to secure your blanks, so they don’t move as you engrave.
- A troubleshooting section to solve your engraving problems.
- How to templates for perfect positioning.
- How to get deeper engravings.
- How to use a simple shape template.
- How to test your designs to tweak them perfectly.
BEYOND THE BASICS
- All about the tools and materials commonly used when engraving.
- How to work with sheet metals.
- How to cut custom shapes so you can go beyond pre-made blanks.
- How to add line fill to your designs.
- Two ways to clean up the background of an image so it’s transparent.
- How to add texture to your metal blanks.
- How to finish the edges of your metal.
- How to engrave to the edges of your blanks.
- How to layer and glue metals.
- How to engrave objects with handles like servers, spreaders, and spatulas.
HOW TO ADD COLOR AND EMBELLISHMENTS
- How to add patinas to common anodized aluminum for a fresh look.
- Different finishing options including gilder’s paste, metal paints, and patinas.
- How to add chains, beads, and tassels.
- How to dap your charms for a custom look.
- How to spray paint metal so that you can engrave through it.
- How to shape rings.
- How to engrave signatures and fingerprints to make memorable gifts.
- How to create statement-making engraved rings.
- How to make beaded dangles.
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You can still purchase the book at the Holiday Craftfest Special Price of $19!