This is a tester foam stamp for use with acrylic paints in mixed media artwork. I engraved and cut it out on the Glowforge.
Worked like a charm.
I used EVA foam, which I got in a roll from Michaels (in the cosplay section, not near the fun foam). It came in 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm and 12 mm thicknesses. Despite the math, the Glowforge sees the 12 mm as thicker than half an inch, so to avoid the hassle, I went back to the shop and got the 8 mm thickness. It’s still thick enough to grip nicely.
To get it ready for the Glowforge, I cut off a piece of foam, and warmed it up with a heat gun (not a powerful one; this is a little hotter than a hair dryer), and then pressed it between a couple of books while it cooled. It flattened right out.
In the Glowforge, I used these magnets to hold it down.
I covered each of them with tape to make it easier to pick them up .
I experimented with the settings, and ended up with this:
75 lines per inch
grayscale: vary power
I was always a little reluctant to use other people’s stamps in my artwork, so I’m super excited!