I have found local engraving to be absolutely as helpful as a paint color. I have already made a connection between a specific color and a specific piece in my home. I can now feel the piece without having to search for it. Plus, it doesn’t add a lot of work to my daily schedule.
It’s a bit of a paradox, because I’ve learned to love the feel of local engraving when I’m trying to find some specific item from my home. But it always seems to come up as an overwhelming chore. It’s a process and something you have to put some thought into, and I feel like the same applies to engraving. The effort is there, but it might not be quite as effective as some other methods.
This is a good point, but I personally just enjoy the feel of local engraving. I know the process is a bit more involved than just going to some local art store and taking a sheet of paper and getting a nice sharpie. But when I feel the urge to engrave something, I feel the same as when I’m engraving my car. Its a bit of a hit-or-miss process, but I really enjoy it.
I am a local engraver, but I have also used the more modern method of hand engraving. Hand engraving is a little more labor-intensive than the local method, but in either case, I feel like I get more done with it.
I have a friend who is a local engraver, so when I feel the urge to engrave something, I always feel the same way as if I were engraving my own car. Its a bit of a hit-or-miss process, but I really enjoy it.
Hand engraving is a relatively new form of “ink” art. This is kind of a hybrid between hand-stamping and the old “molding” process, as it involves applying ink to a surface, then rubbing the ink onto the surface. The method is fairly simple, and in practice, the result is very good. My favorite part of hand-engraving is how the ink is able to dry.
Like hand-stamping, some ink is better at taking on water and other ink is better at drying, but all in all, hand-engraving is a good way to get a nice, well-defined, and polished engraving surface.