Hi-- Been collecting leaves the last few weeks and have them pressed in books and topped with heavy things all around my living room. This quote has really spoken to me this season, and put it onto this giant sycamore leaf that I had dried/pressed. To get a sense of scale-- the frame it’s in is 8x10 inches.
Had to do quite a bit of hand manipulation in Illustrator to open up the closed letters. Very easy still to accidentally cut off middle of letter (e.g. the A and the o and l) when pulling the cut part out which I used small needle nose pliers to help me do… Also, since sycamore veins are pretty thick, had to use an exacto to cut the spots where the letters crossed the bigger veins in particular. Found a glass front clear frame that I had long had sitting around as a possible way to mount it-- think I’ll switch out black paper behind for the white. I found, though, that after it was just sitting out for a day-- before mounting it-- the moisture from the inside air starting it to curl/ripple a bit. So, I think important that any cut leaves get mounted/framed/etc right away. I used speed 440, power 45 on regular Glowforge.