How to Make artisan Keycaps
There are several ways to make your own artisan keycaps. First of all, you can use polymer clay to create the keychain. Then, roll out the black clay using a pasta machine. The resulting shape of the keycap should be the same size as the other keys in your set. Make sure you do not use too much clay so that the key touches each other when you press the key. After this, bake the keycaps until they are hard.
Once you have the shape and design of your keycap, you can start working on the details. You can use glitter, colored dyes, and expensive paints to finish the design. In addition to that, you can use different materials such as wood, metal, or beads to create your keycaps. For instance, if you want to make a keycap with an astronaut design, you can use a cracked visor to make the design.
To begin making your artisan keycaps, you should first make a sketch. This will help you visualize the design of the keycap. Then, you need black clay to make the keycap stick to the keyboard. If you would like to create a three-piece sculpted keycap, you should also use specialized software. In addition to the materials and the mold, you will need some tools and supplies.
You can make your own artisan keycaps with a pressure pot or a two-part mold. Multi-shot techniques are also possible, but we will cover them in another blog post. The main difference between the two types of resins is that the former is more expensive and can take up to 40 hours to finish. And the urethane liquid plastic resin is a more watery and pliable material than art epoxy resin.
When choosing a brand new keyboard, you should check the profile of the artisan keycaps. There are several types of these keycaps, each with a slightly different design. You can also look for pre-made kits or download a template for a sculpted keycap. If you decide to make your own, you should remember to check compatibility before purchasing. Once you have the right profile, you’ll be on your way to creating an attractive and functional keyboard.
Some manufacturers offer raffles for their keycaps. You can join the Discord channel of a manufacturer to learn more about their raffled collection. Then, fill out a form to enter the draw. The company will then invoice you for the cost of the keycap. This way, you can ensure that you’re buying the right keycap for your keyboard. Hopefully, this will help you to make a profitable business out of your keycap making endeavors.