Inspiration lasercut Mother's Day bouquet

Decorative Mother's Day bouquet made of TroGlass and wood veneer

Find out how you can create a wonderful decorative Mother's day gift.


Preparation

Required material:

Optional:

  • Hot air gun
  • Bench vice
  • Work gloves

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 flexx, 100 watts
  • 2" lens or 2.5" lens for TroGlass Clear 10mm
  • vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table resp. acrylic grid

Any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series can be used for this DIY.

Tip:

Leftover material can be used to make the "blossoms."


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Create a design or use our own files. Change it to meet your needs. Send the laser cutting job for the base plate to the laser with the following driver settings.

 

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Cutting base plate

Place the sheet of TroGlass Clear on the acrylic cutting grid of your laser and insert the 2.5" lens. Next, cut the base with the settings below. These settings may change depending on which laser machine you use and the power available.

Laser Parameters Cutting

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 95 0.2 20000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on -3 mm -

Info:

We use the standard settings for TroGlass Clear (speed optimized) from JobControl®.


Step 3: Design "grass"

Send the file for the grass to the laser machine with the following settings.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries

Step 4: Laser process "grass"

Place the dark green transparent TroGlass on the acrylic cutting grid for your laser. For this step and all following steps, use the 2" lens in your laser. Use the following settings to engrave and cut the grass design. These settings may change depending on the laser machine you use and the power available.

Laser parameters

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
Engraving black Engrave CO2 14 20
Cutting red Cut CO2 100 1
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
500 1 on 0mm High Quality
1000 1 on - -

Tip:

Begin engraving from the bottom of the workpiece so that dust doesn't settle on the engraving.


Step 5: Design "Stem"

Next, we send the design for the solid wooden stem to the laser with the following print settings.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
- Optimized geometries

Step 6: Laser process "Stem"

Switch the acrylic cutting grid with the honeycomb cutting table and place the walnut sheet on it. Maximize the vacuum suction by covering the rest of the engraving area. Then, cut the material with the following settings:

Laser Parameters Cutting

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 100 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Tip:

When you cover the engraving area, a vacuum is created which is important to get a clean, even cut.


Step 7: Design "Blossoms"

Then send the design for the abstract blossoms to your laser machine.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
- Optimized Geometries, Inner Geometries first

Step 8: Laser process "Blossoms"

Place the maple veneer sheet within the laser and carefully cover the rest of the engraving table to make a vacuum. Then use the settings below to cut the blossoms:

Laser Parameters Cutting

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 100 1.2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Tip:

If you cut the whole sheet, focus on the middle of the material to account for any changes in thickness.


Step 9: Assembly

Place the stem inside the base and dress it up with the blossoms. Feel free to mix in both big and small blossoms. Lastly, put the grass inside the base, and your creative Mother's Day bouquet is finished.

Handicraft tip:

Twisted blades of grass are an additional way to catch someone's attention. To make these, place the blades of grass in a bench vice or other heat-resistant grip. Use a hot air gun to carefully heat the filigree grass, then manipulate and twist the heated acrylic. Make sure to wear gloves! Keep the acrylic in place until it is cooled. With a bit of practice, it's possible to get incredible objects.


Inspiration

Use different colours or kinds of TroGlass (e.g., TroGlass Satins or Frosted) to convert the "flower bouquet" into a work of fine art.



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