First of all i needed a logo to carve in, so i went to the world wide web and found a suitable logo tnx to deviantart user RiderB0y.http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs42/f/2009/133/3/7/Kamen_Rider_Ryuga_Logo_by_RiderB0y.jpg
But i was thinking it needed a bit of trimming to suit my needs, so i edited it and asked for the permission to use it.
As you can see the final product is not identical to my version of the logo, but I'm quite satisfied with it.
1. Printing or drawing the logo on paper
2. Copying the logo to the laptop surface
You can use the exacto knife to make the template, and then just paint it over with a thin layer of paint.
3. Cutting the plastic. I used a thin milling cutter bit, but anything similar will do.
Be careful, its better to cut into the part that needs to go out then into the rest of the housing :) .
4. If you lose an part (like my dragons eye) it can be added again later when you add the resin, but its just an additional waste of your time and resources.