So, I have been a very busy kitty since I got my GF. It is my precious baby and I only maybe love it more than my husband.
These are some of the pieces I’ve worked on in the short time I’ve had my machine. All of them are my own artwork unless otherwise stated. I sell my work on clothing and prints and whatnot at anime (Japanese cartoon) and comic conventions as well as online. Taking my manufacturing into my own hands has been a dream forever and it’s the next step in building my empire of cute randomness.
This is one of my more recent designs. I was mostly playing around with different power settings. Testing how things worked on the proofgrade and if I used the same settings on some stuff I got for free at my local hardware store.
Older design of mine. She’s called Hush. I’m not 100% satisfied with this piece. The free stuff I got doesn’t darken the way I wanted it too, it just goes deeper. I think it has something to do with the inner layer being a softer wood. Cool for some stuff but not quite what I was going for. No masking cause I was a lazy thing.
This one I actually did before the other two above. My Elf Nouveau girl. The first one in the photo by the phone was my first attempt at using the 3D engrave. I just changed my artwork to monochrome and let it do it’s thing, no real editing. It’s much darker than the other because I’m also playing with clear coating things. Anyways…
The other one beside it is after I made some adjustments to my art with the laser in mind. Left all the settings the same but basically adjusted which things see what levels of gray and went from there. My husband loves this piece.
This is one of the many things I’ve made for my mom-law. Our mailbox met an untimely demise… via snowplow… on repeat… so we bought a new. We share a driveway and a mailbox with mom and she LOVES bears so I decided to make her a little something special. This is an inch thick piece of pine we got at Menards. This was my first time lasering without the crumb tray and my first time doing something in two pieces.
When I first loaded the design, the camera couldn’t see the whole area so I did the top address and the bear and the paws and then I turned it upside down, did the same to the bottom address and went from there. we’re hanging it up soon. My husband has just the place where it won’t get murderified by snow plow.
The bear silhouette with the trees inside is not my idea. I just saw it on the internet and redrew it in my own style.
These! This was actually my first paid job on the laser. There’s a car dealership next door and the woman who runs it is also starting a tiki bar and brewery and canoe rental… yeah I know… anyways she wanted keychains and she got them. Over 200. She really wanted the fired up look from the unmasked wood but we later sanded the letters on the canoe keychains so the words were a little bit lighter. The car logo is my client’s design. The canoe one is mine.
This last one is a bit like the elf one. The bigger one is just me taking one of my designs and converting it to grayscale/monochrome. No editing beyond that and seeing what happens. The second one is after some editing with the laser in mind. Future keychains for my next convention.
So far I really love my machine. It’s going to help me take over the world. Mwahahaha!