The combination of a laser or inkjet printer and a laser cutter opens up great possibilities. This is the first attempt to combine the two processes. I quickly drew some monstera leaves in a vector drawing software (a photo of my real plant was the template). The whole thing was then coloured and printed at the right scale.
The vector drawing is also used to calculate the laser path....
The first idea was to glue 0.8mm wire to the leaves and mount them in the model landscape.
Well - it is a possibility - but needs a lot of time, the wire should also be painted...
In the second attempt, I connected a few leaves in the middle - thus creating a whole plant.
After removing the surrounding paper parts, the leaves and stems can be placed in the desired position. Unfortunately, the laser was set a little too weak in this attempt, so the cuts are not quite clean.
Nevertheless, "planted" on a rock, the work makes quite a convincing impression.
For all those who have access to a printer and laser cutter: Here you can download a color map.
And here you can find the corresponding laser path of a plant as PDF. Please remember for both files: commercial use is prohibited. For questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org