My daughter asked if I could make her a cut out of her name to put in her room.
So, I took the idea and ran with it.
I created a vector outline of her name using Illustrator, and connected things manually with the pen tool where I needed to in order to make a 1-piece cut out.
Once I had a working finished outline I figured I could push this simple idea to the max and try all 3 laser operations in one large project. Engrave, Score, & Cut.
I generated a halftone pattern to engrave and added a scoreline around the edge of that, leaving a thin ‘stroke’ around the entire thing.
I did some tests at a smaller scale (reduced size in the glowforge print screen) to see how it would look, then ran it full size for a final piece.
A reduced size test
Actual size (as big as I could fit it)
Just finished on the still…
Holding her new artwork!
And hung above her door…
Turned out great in the end and she loves it.
Also, I now need to make one for every member of the family.
Thanks for checking this project out!