1 large Plywood Piece for background and 3 Plywood for Cut outs (the size of your laser table)
Computer Digital Editing software:I used Picasa and CorelDraw X6
large Foam Brush
Step 1: Plywood for Backboard
Size is up to you, depending on how big you want your art piece, I'm 5' tall see pic :) I'm the one on left in red
Step 2: Digital Image Editing
Get your file (e.g. jpg)
get your image and get rid of color, turn into Black and White image
and crop the areas you don't want to cut out ( I got rid of the lasso and the clouds)
Step 3: Corel Draw Convert to Clip Art
outline the outer image lines to hairline (to vector cut on laser)
the rest you can keep to raster lines:
you may use color mapping for different raster effects (https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=none&q=laser+color+mapping)
I measured the images to fit my 3 24x18" laser table area Epilog Laser Helix 60W
Raster: S 60/P80
Vector: S 20/P50/F500
Raster and Cut your image (wonder woman)
Rastering will help when your painting :)
Step 4: Place Your Cutout Image on to Backboard
trace around it with pencil
(this will be your guide where you will place your decoupaged images, and where you'll place your cut out image)
Step 5: Decoupage Images on to Background
I found free comic images (if you're going to sell your item please get permission from artist) and printed them out in 8.5 x 11", print enough in black ink to cover your backboard, get your decoupage glue (Walmart ModPodge or make your own: dilute 2 white glue to 1 water) use a large foam brush.
use even strokes to add glue to backboard, place your paper and add glue to top of paper (this will seal your paper and add a nice gloss), making sure you're getting all air bubbles out:
brush paper in outward fan strokes to get rid of bubbles.
Step 6: Wood Glue Your Cut Out Image to Decoupaged Backboard
Use wood glue to glue your cut out image (the decoupage outline will help you place the glueplace heavy items (books etc) on top of cut out and let dry over night
Step 7: Paint Your Cut Out Image
I used Acrylic paints I found at MIchaels for .99 cents each..
you can add a clear glossy paint over your image if you like
and you're done!