2022-08-10 (W) Distorted Mansion Box engraving and staining

If I were making a wooden box, I would engrave the top and cut it in one operation, but I bought this one, so I struggled to find a way to decorate it without knowing where it was oriented. I thought about a thick dark border, but if my box were a little crooked or off-center, it would probably be obvious. My solution was to scale the image to taller and wider than the lid and print right off the sides. If the text is a little off or angled, it shouldn't be glaring since it's a few centimeters from the edges. I removed my hinge and latch hardware, then ran the laser, and I think it came out nicely.
You can see where the laser ran over the edge

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