This was a bit of an experiment. It’s my first attempt at designing my own layered wall hanging and I used this logo image as my inspiration:
The result is a layered wall hanging with 8 pieces of plywood and each layer reveals a little more of the image. I was going for a kind of stone artifact feel:
I also experimented with the finish. As I noted, I was going for a stone look, but I also wanted it just a bit “other worldly.” I painted the layers with silver metallic spray paint and then loaded a marbled texture pattern into the glowforge and etched over the paint on each layer.
This removed some of the paint and I came behind with a blue dye and rubbed each layer with it. The blue gathers in the unpainted areas and also tints the silver to an almost gun-metal blue.
All in all I am pleased, but I wish I had gotten the alignment better on etching the marble pattern. I do want to play a little more with the finish technique (etch away some of the paint and dye the wood), but it can be a little tedious on larger engraves with multiple layers.
Might be fun on a cube…