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Easter Bunny Shelf Sitter

Step-by-step tutorial

In this easy to follow tutorial, we show you how to create Easter decorations perfect for sitting on a shelf or desk. Laser cutting wood and TroGlass Pastel acrylic, allows you to create stunning Easter designs. You can combine different colours and finishes to create a small series of decorations. An added bonus, leftover materials can be recycled.


Preparation

Required material for the large easter bunny motif (approx. 13x10.5cm):

Required material for the small easter bunny motif (approx. 10x8cm):

Material suggestion: We suggest TroGlass Pastel

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter (for wood processing)
  • Nozzle with large hole diameter (for processing TroGlass)
  • Aluminium cutting grid table (for cutting wood)
  • Acrylic cutting grid table (for cutting TroGlass)

The decoration can of course also be produced with another machine of the Speedy series. Adjust the parameter settings according to your machine.

Downloads:

Graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Import your design

Create your own design or use our free template. If you work with transparent TroGlass, please note that the contours shine through the transparent material. Now select the desired motifs from the template according to your ideas. Then send the job to the laser with the settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
colour Optimised Geometries,
inner geometries first,
minimise to job size

Step 2: Laser process Plywood

Now make the parameter settings. Our suggested parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power. To process the plywood, use the aluminium cutting grid table and the nozzle with the small hole diameter. Cover the rest of the work surface around the material to create a vacuum and provide efficient removal of dust and fumes. Then start the engraving and cutting process.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 60 100 Auto 500 ppi
red (Plywood 3mm) Cut CO2 95 1.5 1000
red (Plywood 6mm) Cut CO2 95 0.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - Top down Optimised quality
1 ON - - -
1 ON - - -

Step 3: Laser process TroGlass

Now make the parameter settings for the TroGlass. Our suggested parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power. To process the TroGlass, use the acrylic grid support and the nozzle with the large hole diameter. Cover the rest of the working surface around the material to create a vacuum and achieve good suction. Then start the engraving and cutting process.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 95 0.8 20.000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - - -

Step 4: Assembly

When the laser process is finished, remove all cut parts from the laser. If necessary, carefully clean the cut edges with a damp cloth.

  • Glue a wooden motif with double-sided adhesive tape edge to edge on one side of the TroGlass element.
  • Afterwards still the tail is stuck on suitably.
  • Turn the Easter decoration upside down and stick a wood motif on the back. With transparent TroGlass, make sure that the contours shine through.
  • Also on the second side the tail is now attached with double-sided adhesive tape. The decoration can be used from both sides!
  • The cut-out wooden bunnies can be used as sprinkling decoration. Glue a little tail on one side of these as well.
  • Arrange the bunnies into a cheerful and colourful Easter decoration!

Be fully in trend with TroGlass Pastel

A fresh and lively pastel-coloured cast acrylic glass

TroGlass Pastel has a high degree of application flexibility thanks to a glossy and a matte side.
Tip: If you cut small holes for hanging the elements, you can hang the decoration on your Easter tree!

Create your Easter decoration with TroGlass Pastel


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