My name is Kiko and I just started this week at Glowforge, today was my first laser Thursday!
I had never used a Glowforge before so for my first project I wanted to try something low key and fun.
I’m most comfortable with pen and paper so decided to hand draw a few wrestlers from their 80’s heydays and see how they transferred to the Glowforge. The original intention was to make coasters but we actually ended up doing full cutouts of each head. Can you tell who is who?
After drawing out each card, we set them one at a time in the bed of the Glowforge and used the “trace” function to capture my drawing. Next we subbed out the material (which it turns out is remnants of the material used to make the birthday invites in the Glowforge video!). We took a new lid image and positioned the trace on the material. From there it was all lasers and wrestling, very 80s.
It was super exciting to see my drawings transfer to paper to other physical media. I learned a lot and can’t wait to try some new designs. Did I leave out anyone’s favorite?