|© Cathy Savage, laser etch of scanned line |
drawing on mat board (for future collagraph)
The 24" x 36" bed Epilog laser cutter at MAKEatx has a wide variety of applications. It can be used for designing, prototyping, production and learning about the process of making. It can cut and engrave wood and plywood, paper, acrylic, fabric and leather and can engrave coated metals, glass, ceramics and stone. objects produced with the machine range from engraved bottles & glasses to jewelry to home decor to art and inventions of all kinds.
|MAKEatx's Epilog machine in action|
Once I arrived home I beveled my edges using a straight edge and an Xacto blade. Here's a pic after my first side has been beveled.
To get the mat board ready to be made into a printer-ready collagraph, I coated the front 2x with 50:50 acrylic medium and water, drying in between coats. I coated the back and the bevels with 100% acrylic medium. Monday I'll proof it and post results! I'm actually itching to alter the collagraph plate, but figured I can do that after my 1st proof.
|© MAKEatx, earrings|
|© Joelle Felyce Geisler, Indecision Dice--Dating|