I had a pack of double-sided white-core cardstock from ages ago and never got around to trying it out. Well, I’ve tried it now, an I love the result!
The paper has a slight woven tooth to it, which comes through beautifully when lasered.
Really pleased with the quality. Hard to believe this was made with a glowforge.
Worth mentioning: THe vertical banding is not in the art. I suspect it’s down to variations in the paper, thickness of the color layer, changing density of the paper, something. In the end I like the way it looks.
OH, and also, it looks insane backlit. I’ll see about photographing that.
Ok here we go. Normal lighting…
I have a vision for a whole paper lamp shade using this technique… but it would pair super well with a shoji lantern for all kinds of effects.
Also, remember if you are engraving away the dark colors you have to invert your art first.