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This is a simple (But a bit messy) way to add some extra special sparkle to your printed objects.
All you need to do is sprinkle glitter onto a heated bed before printing with PLA - Clear PLA works great with all sorts of glitter colours but coloured PLA also works very well.
I have not tried ABS yet, but it should work just as well.
If you continue to sprinkle glitter as it builds (not too much) then your parts will have sparkle embedded all over them.
Have fun and brighten up your prints today!
It'll brighten up your prints and make someone's day special -
You can also embed other things like little plastic stars and other (thin) items, the PLA will just bond them into the first layer of the object. If you think of anything else to embed into prints, do let me know.
More details on my Blog post here - http://richrap.blogspot.com/2011/12/twinkle-twinkle-little-star-christmas.html
Youtube videos here - http://youtu.be/xev-hqZ505U
And Here - http://youtu.be/w_SmwPro_Cw
Glitter Printing by RichRap is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure RichRap would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!