An interesting idea I am now dying to try out, and in SO many ways.
When talking about what software to use in another thread, a user pointed out the obvious "Remember you can still just use a standard drafting table (pencil, ruler, protractor).
This had always been in my mind as quite possible, but for some reason the precise way it was presented made me think about things differently.
I remember as a kid putting leaves or pennies under a sheet of paper, then rubbing a crayon or pencil over the paper to make an impression.
So… I wanna do that, and then load that paper into the GF, lightly glued down on top of some wood.
True wooden nickles. Check
Wooden leaves for no good reason at all? Check.
Now… if the GF will have some really sensitive grey-scale processing on which to define varying levels of engraving depths to get a full 3D effect, everything will be amazing (and I will make the freaking coolest coffee table ever)