Metal card engraving with a twist. I wanted to give my engraving a little more pop. So, I thought that I would try painting a silver one and see how it turned out. I don't think I've ever seen this done before so I thought I would try it. I was actually surprised at the difference it made. Where there are two pics side by side the one on the left is unpainted. Thats the only difference. They were all engraved with the exact same settings. Also, for some reason with Light Burn they seem to come out better. I also posted a pic of a green card painted black. My cover pic is one I just painted white, blue, orange then black. I also changed my power to 32% to bring out more colors.
Paint your card and allow it to dry completely.
Download the image of your choice and apply it to your canvas. Place your dry card on your workspace and focus your Laser. I use the free version of image-R to prepare my image's. Just use the guided steps provided on their website. You can also use free images from Laser Pics that are already prepared.
After the card is dry place it on your workspace and focus the laser. Download an image of your choice then set speed to 60mm/s and power to 14%. Your machine might need different settings, but these work best for me.