Engraving on leafs

I engraved leafs.

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Welcome to the forum.

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How cool! Can you post some pics?

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thanks. I did own a Glow Forge
plus, for about a year but sold it back in Feb. Due that I had to move and was not sure if the landlord would let me run it. I missed it lot. I live in Vermont and one day sitting in the car looking at all the leaf’s fall time here is like driving thru a coloring book. I pick up some leaf’s turn the power way down at it did not burn the leaf. Matter of fact if you look closely the veins are not burnt or broken.

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Wow, those look awesome!

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Gosh, I’d say you are the leaf expert—those are all very nice! I think the bear is my favorite.

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Those are all very nice, the bear has my vote also. Great idea, thanks for sharing the inspiration! :sunglasses:

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Those leaf me speechless. Great designs and i love how they came out. Those might be fun with dishwasher safe modpodge on a mug, or anywhere. Thank you for sharing.

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Those are great! I tried it briefly last year, but all my leaves dried up (tried mod podge and shellac but that didn’t work).
This year, I soaked them in glycerin and they are soft and pliable! It’s one part glycerin to 2-3 parts water. Leave them in for 2-3 days.
I haven’t yet lasered these ones, but at least they are ready for when I want to do it.

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You got me with your headline. I expected another artificial leaf project, but you are correct, you were engraving on a leaf.

They came out rather amazing. I know the feeling when something works better than you expected which means you have to do it a lot, heh heh.
Excellent lineup of leaf engravings.

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Welcome to the forum! What a great way to introduce yourself! And welcome back @j_cranshaw!
I agree with others - the bear is my favorite.

Amazing! What settings did you use?

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Those are incredible.

Wow… brilliant idea! Wondering if a thin coat of epoxy will keep them from decaying further for longevity? I might have to go out to the massive collection (putting off the fall cleanup as long as possible) I have in my yard presently and grab a few to play with.

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Soak for 4 to 6 days tape your leaf to card stock will blow off when engraving. Turn down settings wrote the. Settings down but cant find it.

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Wrote them down just can’t find them. Turn settings way down and tape edge of leaf to card stock will blow off when engraving.

I miss the leaves changing - one of the only things I miss, though. I love FL - even with hurricanes.I will have to try some of the engraving if I can dry out some leaves. There is a plant here called sea grape that the early Spanish explorers used as paper. They have large round, thick leaves. I used them as Christmas cards one year.

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There are also some hacks for that:

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I love working with leaves. After I engrave/cut them I coat with resin.

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