Just a quick proof of concept. Needs tweaking, but the Glowforge can do something like this so well. 16 minutes.
Papel picado along with sugar skulls and many other traditions are common for the celebration of the Day of the Dead. When I went to Cuernavaca last spring, I noted the cutout tissue paper that was for sale all over and also decorated many establishments and homes.
Spanish speaking community is growing in our church and we have been busy in the last several months getting ready for various meetings and celebrations. It seems that preparing for the novena before Our Lady of Guadalupe made us forget to get something going for this special day today. Next year we’ll mark the occasion and I hope to have encorporated into the mass of remembrance these paper tokens of those who have died. The best will be to give each person a couple stock designs and have them pick the one they want customized with the name and dates and perhaps some special symbols. Baby steps.
so this year it is just one and it was fairly simple to do. Craftsmanspace furnished the CC licensed design. It needed some tweaking. Most important to put the final outside cutline in a different color to cut last. Need to tweak the objects and nodes for efficient cutting.
Most likely would use some type of light adhesive to keep the paper down better and the little bits from flying all over the place as they are cut free. Definitely need tape on all four sides to keep the paper from getting blown up and out of focus.
I haven’t weeded it all, but just getting it out there on this special day. And may all the souls of your own special dead be at peace and your memories of them be sacred.