After the introduction course for laser cutting, I thought I'd throw together a quick project to hone my basic skills. This project involves finding and editing a piece of clip art into a laser cut acrylic stand up, then edge lighting it with LEDs.
Step 1: Find your artwork
Step 2: Removing the unwanted bits
Open your artwork in your favorite vector based art program and begin click+deleting the bits you don't need. While the text is interesting, I’d rather it read something different, so let’s delete that as well and bring the artwork down to a simple collection of objects.