CNC - Giant Coloring Book Pages
Ever since I started using the CNC, I've had a fantasy of using it to create oversized coloring book pages. The concept was to cut outlines from a thin piece of plywood, then use it like a stencil to create black lines a piece of wood below. When Center Hardware announced they were participating in a Dogpatch Sunday Streets, where families and children are invited out to experience the neighborhood, it was the perfect time to put the life sized coloring concept to the test. I designed the drawings in Adobe Illustrator and set the Shopbot to run from a vCarve file. Then, I painted the coloring pages white. Once they were dry I laid the stencil on top and used spray paint to create the black outlines.
LASER CUT - HANGRY BISHOP PLAQUES
These plaques were designed in Adobe Illustrator and then etched on a Universal Laser Cutter. By leaving the protective paper on the acrylic when laser cutting, you can create a stencil using paint afterwards. The material that is removed when etching becomes the painted part of the plaque. It is using this technique that I can create dozens of plaques with different colors of paint on acrylic.