In this instructable I want to step it up a bit by making every element dimensional and textured
Step 1: Cutting the parts
This material is 1 inch thick and has a density of 18lbs per cubic foot. They have material ranging from 6 to over 60 lbs pcf and in thicknesses 1/2" to 12" and over. However you could just as easily use the pink or blue insulation foam found at your local hardware or home improvement store.
This photo shows my paper patterns spray glued to the foam and my jig saw ready to rip, if you have a cnc router or maybe a LASER (this probably cant be cut with a laser but this is my submission for the epilog laser), this step could be automated, you work out the details here.
I have a jig saw and a dremel, so thats what I used.
You can draw right on the board or project a pattern or, like I did, set it up in coreldraw and print out on a plotter. You can even use your laserjet or inkjet and print and tape together your patterns, use your imagination.