Awards & Engraving

November '17

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64 • A&E NOVEMBER 2017 What Can You Do? Creative projects: Wood layered cross Sharing success stories as well as failures helps others learn and enhance their own skills. Along with contributing to overall industry education, it's also fun to see what fellow awards and engraving professionals are up to. Here, we share some of our readers' coolest projects to not only highlight what great work goes on in the industry, but also to share some learning experiences. This month, check out what Evergreen Engraving did with its laser engraving equipment. Business Name: Evergreen Engraving; Business Owners: Marj Nardi and Kari Russell Project: Wood layered cross SOME BASIC PROJECT DETAILS (IN KARI'S OWN WORDS): • We started with four different cross shapes we had in our graphics library. We wanted one of them to have sort of a lacy pattern to it, so in CorelDraw X8, I power-clipped a pattern into the shape and then outlined it for vector output. • We cut out the four different crosses of different sizes and shapes, all out of 1/4" birch plywood using our Epilog 50w laser; we used 20% speed, 100% power, and 500 frequency to vector cut the crosses. • Marj then got out her handy paintbrush and stain and gently treated each indi- vidual layer differently. She added spacers between the layers, and used E6000 to glue the layers together. She topped it with a pre-fabricated metal flower to add a little bling. • There's a hole in the bottom layer hidden beneath the "lace" layer for hanging. Fairly simple, but we are in love! ALL IMAGES COURTESY EVERGREEN ENGRAVING A&E

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