How to make Pressed Flowers, Glass, and Wood Artwork on the Universal Laser

How to make Pressed Flowers, Glass, and Wood Artwork on the Universal Laser


hey Jonathan here at the Colfax mill and
wood shop today’s project is a wooden frame with the glass heart inside of it
and then pressed flowers behind the glass so stay tuned and I’ll go for how
to do this project all with the universe okay I’m in CorelDraw here and I go with
that press flower laser cut glass first I’m going to do the picture frame and I
start here I go file new I always make this
I don’t always but in this case I’m going to make it 24 by 12 RGB the size
of my laser cutter so there’s my new doc I’m going to start by creating a
rectangle and I do have 24 or shot I’m going to make it
increment where 3 will fit into that 24 so I’m gonna make this first rectangle
the outside of my frame this is it here 7.5 I’m 7.5 so that’s the size of the
outside of the frame and up here turn into a hairline red so it’s a cutout exactly to 5500 the way I make a copy of
that is I left click on it drag it over and right click so there’s a copy this
is going to be the second part of the frame actually I’m going to copy and
paste it again so I’ll put another semi classics by 6 I’m like this just a
little bit over 6 I’ll go 6 point 1 by 6 point 1 enter and then I’m going to drag
this one so that it snaps right on the center there so this is my bottom board
this right here is my middle frame this inside is 6 point 1 by 6 point 1 so the
glass fits in there and then with a selection tool I’m going to grab this
then make my top frame a left mouse button down and then I right click to
make the copy I’m just going to click on this inside one now this needs to go in
a little bit more like 5.75 5.75 so they’ll just overlap the glass a
little bit prevent it from falling out the reason why I went with sevens it
said that I could get three on there on a single cut so this will cut all three
frames out okay again they’re in my RGB scale
double-check that down here in this lower right hand corner is RGB their
hairline Reds those are cut throughs this is my bottom this is my middle the
glass goes in there this is my top and it’s going to sit right on top of that
so that’s how I make the frame go to the glass part
so in this glass part my glass is actually six by six so I’m going to make
my page six by six okay I got this image I’m going to bring that image on here
you seem in a little bit it’s a bitmap so it’s a little unclear
I go trace bitmap outline trace logo delete that’s good and then I’m going to
bring actually I’m going to make it a little bit smaller move it down the
center of my glass that’s good and then I’m going to go file import and then I’m
gonna bring that flower in I’m going to place the flower down here I’m also
going to trace out as a bit outline trace logo delete the original okay I
think I’ll bring it over here a little bit before I place it in there I use a
crop feature I’m gonna crop it down to there Turner I’m gonna grab this flower
right here and place it here that actually looks like a pretty good fill
take this too no laser and grab this on the back of the mirror make sure the
mirror is always down never laser right in there okay so there we are cannot the picture
frames these are just some quarter-inch
melamine drawer bottoms and the three rectangles were cutting out then the
glass will just drop in there okay so I’ve laser cut out my frame I
have the three parts of the frame the bottom board and then he’s got some
flowers from outside right here I pressed him in a book that did nice work
out too well and then here’s my glass art right here
I just peeled off the back of the gray pane or silver paint off the back of the
mirror I cleaned it that just goes right on top there like that not overly
concerned about it see that I’m really concerned about it
being clean on top I didn’t clean it in the back just use glue to hold this
mirror down looks pretty good lay that over my
flowers that’s pretty good then the second part
of the frame goes on top and my third part of Fran’s gonna get
glued on there so the whole thing is gonna look like that I’m not gonna do
that just yet like she’s just gonna make sure this gets pressed on there centered
so I think I’ll put some weight on top of that they’ll hold it in place and let
it all dry then I’m going to clean the glass and then I’ll put the rest of the
frame on top so maybe not the best video angles but that’s what it’s gonna look
like all right I’m all clamped up so you can see this I guess you just see me so
there it is my picture frame three layers thick so I
let it glued it and clamped it and now I’m just gonna send up the edges hey there’s a finished project right
there all done on the universal laser and the glass hearts done in there press
flowers behind it the frame was done on the universal laser really great project
I hope you enjoyed the video if so go ahead and hit subscribe hit like and
share it if you like the video so this is a really fun project I like the color
of the actual pressed flowers in the artwork here we go thank you for
watching

Dereck Turner

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