Spray painting the masked pieces adds color to the etched portions and the edges of the plastic piece.
To have the paint better adhere to the plastic, you can spray some isopropyl alcohol on first, then let it air dry.
Owls in various stages of spray painting: 1. spray painted white, before removing the masking tape; 2. Spray painted white with masking tape half removed; 3. Spray painted white with masking tape removed; 4 & 5 Spray painted gold, masking tape removed.
Using hooks and jewelry clasps, the pieces can be assembled into earrings or keychains. DiNaLabs adds a holder for the pieces to make it look extra professional.
Using magnets or magnetic sheets, we can also turn some of the pieces into refrigerator magnets.
First, sand the back of the piece with rough grit sandpaper.
Using double sided "super sticky" tape, you can cut out the tape to match the shape of the owl.
The second method we used to cut the tape, which was easier, was to place the strip of tape on to the magnet sheet first. Then, press the pieces on to the sheet. Afterwards, you can cut the magnet sheet with scissors.
You may have a bit of magnet sheet that's hard to get to with scissors, so you can run a router with a sanding bit along the edges to clean it up.
Using epoxy with neodymium magnets (sanding the surface first) also worked on other laser cut pieces.
Hootin' on the fridge