wooden ornaments.

my love of the fab lab grows every week. my current obsession is with the laser cutter. recently i used it to cut out these ornaments that i designed.

if the characters look familiar, then you've been around this blog a time or two. they're the same dapper woodland animals i drew and embroidered for margot's wall art.

i cut them out of quarter inch poplar (or rather the magical machine did). i then stained them to get rid of that weird green-ish poplar hue. they still seemed to be missing a little something, so i played around with colorizing them using watered down acrylics.

i'm  pretty happy with the end result. i still need to tweak the file to compensate for the kerf of the laser cutter, so there's not the weird overlap of the etched outlines and the cut out pieces. maybe one day that will happen. more importantly though i still need to make mr. badger and miss rabbit. 

oh, and our tree now has lights and ornments! hooray christmastime!