Make Gorgeous Faux Hand-Lettered Signs With Your Laser Cutter

Laser Cutting
Make Gorgeous Faux Hand-Lettered Signs With Your Laser Cutter

Jen Schachter just shared this fantastic tutorial on the Tested youtube channel, and I think it’s fantastic. She shows how to get a very convincing hand-lettered effect using your laser cutter. To be specific, this isn’t just engraving a pattern that is in a hand lettered style, she’s doing all kinds of stuff to end up with something that has multiple colors, gold gilding, and a convincing visual style.

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Basically, she’s using the laser cutter to create multiple layers that you can apply the paint or gilding to. This is all cut into the protective paper sheet on your acrylic over a series of steps allowing you to put down each color or material in the proper place, adding up to a fantastic final image.

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