I’ve been working on a few ornaments, and wondered if a “show off” thread would be useful/inspiring for a consolidated place of awesome? These are a few designs I and some VIPTM (very important people to me) have been collaborating on together. Please add your own amazing and fantastical works
They all look great!
Slightly larger than a silver dollar. Inspired by @mpipes, I flooded the clear acrlic engrave with acrylic solvent. That has a polishing effect that plays nicely with the light.
How to remember all the good stuff
I have a few 3d printed Starwars ships on my tree… but I may need to add to the geekery to a degree… I love how clean the acrylic comes out.
That’s really cool, more of a sparkle to it!
I really like the two color acrylic! The photo engraves came out great. Did you invert the shades for those?
I used tge 3d engrave setting on pg acrylic.
This is the ornament I made my friend for his son’s first Christmas. I made a bunch of coasters as gifts and had a nice thin, light weight one and thought it would make a great ornament.
I have a bunch of slate coasters but haven’t gotten to play with engraving them yet. SOOOOON though!
A word of advice about engraving photos on slate…Convert your images to a half tone images in photoshop first. Don’t trust the glowforge interface to convert it into enough dots on its own. The slate doesn’t do a great job with gradients so you have to go a little overboard with the half tone. And make sure you have a nice high contrast image. I recommend doing small tests on one piece of slate so you don’t waist a whole coaster trying to get it right.
Thanks for the advice!
I showed off my gift tag with removable ornament, but will put it here, too.
Also, I did an order of 34 cartoon-rodent ornaments and had to make the box worthy of them. I’ve seen at least on other Glowforger that made a similar deviation on the original metal ornament, available at certain theme parks with sparkly and shine.
The skeleton of the box:
And then with felt inside, double-walled to be pretty and hide the finger joints.
I’m working on other designs as well, and I sent some punch-outs with my Christmas cards; but no photo of those.
Remember you can engrave both sides so if you’ve got a fail you can flip it over and use the other side as a test piece ️
I have to show off one that I was just gifted with…@tait created this one…isn’t it gorgeous and delicate in acrylic? (I need to get some ribbon!)
Many, many thanks @tait !