Category: Laser

Bleach Shirts on the Glowforge

Bleach Shirts on the Glowforge

I’ve made a bunch of bleach shirts using stencil vinyl/contact paper on my cricut. But I really wanted to try it on my Glowforge, since it can cut higher detail stencils. I also wanted to try switching to freezer paper, so that I can iron/heat gun the bleached areas of […]

Unglazed bisque ornaments: a happy accident

Unglazed bisque ornaments: a happy accident

I was really excited about the results I got lasering on porcelain ornaments, so I tried to order a bunch on Amazon Prime. But I didn’t pay close attention to the description and accidentally bought these unfinished bisque ornaments instead. I had been planning to send them back, but I couldn’t stop […]

Photo on porcelain ornament

Photo on porcelain ornament

I saw these awesome snowflake ornaments at Maryland China and wanted to try laser engraving them. After doing a few test engraves, I wanted to try making some photo Christmas ornaments for relatives. The process is pretty simple–engrave the ornament, color it with a sharpie, then wipe off the excess with […]

Middle Earth Field Notes Cover

Middle Earth Field Notes Cover

I saw these beautiful map journals and thought it would be fun to make one with a fictional map. Doug’s birthday was coming up and he loves Lord of the Rings, so I decided to try making a Field Notes cover that’s a map of middle earth. I started with the […]

Calvin & Hobbes Moleskine Cover

Calvin & Hobbes Moleskine Cover

I had a lot of fun making the Marauder’s Map Fields Notes Cover, and I wanted to try something just a little bit more complex. Plus I needed a cover for a bigger journal. So I decided to extend the field notes cover in Illustrator to fit a 5″x8.25″ Moleskine […]

Leather field notes cover

Leather field notes cover

I really wanted to learn more about working with leather after making the Marauder’s Map bookmarks. So when I saw this field notes template on instructables I decided to extend the same design to a Field Notes cover. I knew I wanted to dye the leather, and I’d need to be […]

First Glowforge Project: Harry Potter Bookmarks

First Glowforge Project: Harry Potter Bookmarks

I just got a Glowforge and I’m so excited! I haven’t had time to make much yet, but it came with a sample of leather, and I thought it would be fun to do Harry Potter bookmarks. So I found an image of the Marauder’s Map online, and quickly threw together […]

Laser Etched Glass Ornaments

Laser Etched Glass Ornaments

I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting photos to look good on ornaments, so I decided to try something else. I had a really cute set of Logan’s footprints from the hospital, and I scanned it in. I wanted to figure out the best way to convert the image […]

Laser Etched Corian Marvel Coasters

Laser Etched Corian Marvel Coasters

At one point, we were considering remodeling our kitchen, and we got some Corian samples. We didn’t end up doing the remodel, but we left them sitting around the house to see how durable they are. My brother-in-law had always thought they made cool coasters. When I took the laser […]

First Time Using the Laser: Etched Wood Photo Ornaments

First Time Using the Laser: Etched Wood Photo Ornaments

I got really excited after taking the laser class at Maker Works and decided to try a simple project to start. I didn’t want to worry about dithering photos, so I ran a batch job on all our family photos, putting them through Vector Magic to see which ones converted to single-color […]