A friend of mine has developed a kids game for helping teach logic, and has been using spray painted beer coasters. Of course I thought we could upgrade this situation using lasers(!) for laser thursday.
The illustrator file was pretty simple, I created a 3.5 inch circle and centered the frog design (helpfully also in svg) in the middle of one, then used the illustrator plugin to send it over to Glowforge. Since I wanted to cut the 2 circles out of different colors (and we were using full size sheets), I ignored one circle while I cut out the other and did the whole thing in two steps. The frog design in the Glowforge:
The final cut and peeled acrylics (including some other pieces for a different game by the same friend):
@nick1 super helpfully explained acrylic solvent to us, this is what we used:
The stuff seems thinner than water, so he recommended that we hold the pieces together and just paint along the edge (the acrylic we used wasn’t see through, so we didn’t have concerns about seeing where it bled into). I accidentally dripped a little onto the black surface of the piece, but it dried before I could figure out what to do about it, and left just the very lightest of marks. (You can hardly see it after it gets fingerprinted up.)
The final piece: