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    Need help selecting the right paint for an etched tile.

    Hubby bought a laser engraver for our business, and I'm playing around and making it cut and engrave cool things for me (wa-hoo!)

    I scanned a woodcut engraving of bunnies (from a Dover copyright-free clip art book), and etched it onto a white tile. Now I want to hand-color the details in, but I don't know what kind of paint "sticks" to glossy tile.

    Also, can anyone suggest ideas for thermal bonding (like heat embossing)? There's a professional product that's $135 per 1/2 pound (WAY too expensive for me). You mix it with water, paint it on the tile and let it dry. The heat from the laser, thermally bonds the "stuff" to the tile in permanent black lines. Then you wash off the excess.

    It also needs to be non-toxic when heated so I don't die of noxious fumes!. I've tried mixing embossing powder with water (that didn't work). I'm wondering if a a powder-coat spray paint will work, and if I'll have enough time to wipe off the excess before it dries?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    B

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