In the first couple weeks I had my Glowforge I posted about flowers I made from painted laser-cut birch plywood [link]
I wanted to follow up on that post as my crazy flower ideas have, well… blossomed. I have really enjoyed my flower projects. Creating colorful, rigid flowers in CAD that egg-crate together to form something organic and flowing feels a lot like re-engineering to replicate nature. And it is a fun challenge.
My latest (and most complex to date) is a Protea. Also since my first post I have also done a passionfruit flower, bird of paradise, and an unpainted tiger lilly. Hope everyone enjoys!
This is the 2nd generation Protea design
Comparison of 1st to 2nd generation, notice the more rounded shape
All the cut pieces
The inspiration for this flower
My passionflowers, a Christmaas gift
bird of paradise
Tiger Lilly, need to do some of these painted, This was the 2nd generation also