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36: Kid Sketches

all-4Saving your child’s doodle forever is amazingly easy on the laser engraver.  I’m lucky enough to have friends with adorable children to be my guinea pigs!

Robot Octopus by Evie, or Hugs are Fun!
Robot Octopus by Evie, of Hugs are Fun!
Super Fox by Olli
Super Fox by Olli

Engraving black and white sketches is incredibly easy on the laser. All I really had to do was dial up the contrast on these sketches to make sure I was only left with black on white.  The laser software reads the black as a raster and simply engraves it, so the line is true to the child’s hand.

Peeling the paper will be a little tedious...
Peeling the paper will be a little tedious…

I knew I wanted to do small pendants for necklaces or keychains, but honestly, the possibilities are endless.  How great would these be as Christmas ornaments?  Or as a gifts!  You could tie a small doodle charm to a baby book, or have a special token made for a special day (kind of like Angelia Jolie did on her wedding dress, but with a lot less embroidery!)

My two favorite materials - silver topped black acrylic (left) and bamboo (right)
My two favorite materials – silver topped black acrylic (left) and bamboo (right).  And yes, I did put Rebecca’s daughter’s drawing on a heptagon – 7 sides.  She loves hexagons, so I thought I’d try and up it one!