Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Student Work: Laser-Cut Votive Candle Holders

On October 29, 2016 students who attended my Votive Candle Holder Workshop at Catylator Makerspace did an amazing job creating beautiful, one of a kind, and very pretty, laser-cut votive candle holders! We began with a pattern from www.makercase.com, which was then digitally manipulated in Corel Draw X7 to be a 5-sided, finger-jointed open box with no lid. From there, each student added their choice of autumn themed designs ~ trees, leaves, pumpkins, haunted houses, spooky spider webs or quotes. Using 1/8 inch Baltic birch plywood, we sent our designs to the VLS4.60 Universal Laser Cutter & Etcher and watched in a amazement as they came to life!

We used watercolor paint for a quick dose of color, then sealed our candle holders with aerosol polyurethane. I love the pink ombre effect and the honey colored wood! I can't wait to do this project again in the springtime! Enjoy your candles everyone :)

xoxo jamillah

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