For a while, the 3D printer has been unloved, but I have recently set it up again in order to start making for things for the new home.
In this post, I will share with you a quick decorative technique that I tried out.
For this project, I was thinking about having some concrete statuettes around the gaff. Maybe even a copper coated one. So I went on the hunt and found a cool gryphon statue design on My Mini Factory.
After downloading it and printing it out on a draft setting I gave it a coat of grey chalk paint.
This was nice but I wanted a little more distressing so I added an alcohol wash in blue and brown. Then a wash of the chalk paint.
Finally, I smeared on some of the undiluted chalk paint.
The chalk paint really gives it the look of stone and did not need any primer or gesso before it want onto the PLA filament – which was a nice bonus.
I like this style and think that I will print another one on the best setting so that I reduce the amount of lines and straggled bits on the next print.
Thinking ahead, I also loaded him – seem to have given it a gender already – into Microsoft 3D Builder and added a couple of elongated cubes – to convert him into a bookend!
Decided to stick with the same style as the earlier experiment and it came on nicely.
Hehe, looks like Gryphon may be a she after all if little ‘uns are starting to turn up…!
Anyhoo, the ‘best’ prints haven’t finished printing yet so I will have to pick this up next week – see you back here then?
Oh, and if you would like to see more of my 3D printing experiements, please do visit the blog archive.
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