Sunday, January 04, 2009

After reading about my ‘exploding’ light tent episode, Susan sent me a link on how to make your own light box. So I decided to make a smaller, more manageable one.Complete with drop down front flap with a slit for the camera lens to go through. It's a bit of a 'Heath Robinson' affair - but it does work! (Susan's looks a lot neater than mine.)
Anyway, this is the photo of the moulding mesh piece from last weeks blog:And this is how the photo looks when taken in the light box.Now, I doubt very much if you can see the difference but I can, not much, but a definite improvement. All I need now are some proper daylight bulbs and to learn how to position the lights and I should have no more problems :)
If you want to have a go at making one yourself follow this link here.

Last week I put this photo on the blog... ...saying I didn’t think you would be able to guess what it was, and no, its not Tyvek. I took the photo not long after I had finished but next day, once it had dried out thoroughly it ended up looking like this:Much better.

I finally finished my CG postcard for December and have sent it off to Pat. The photo for this month was even less inspiring than all the other months so I used a bit, or a lot even, of artistic licence with this one.Next year should be good though. Everyone has chosen a picture from their own Calendar and the first is from Debbi, a Shane Pickett creation. Lots of potential here.I was using the sprays from Crafty Notions the other day and used a piece of kitchen towel to mop up and I thought it looked interesting enough to keep as a background for future use. It looked very metallic and rusty, although you can’t really see that in the photo. I then rubbed it over with wax varnish which transformed it totally – just looks like a piece of kitchen towel used to mop up some colour now :(
The Cyber Fyber exhibition photographs are now on the website created by Susan Lenz and the exhibition starts on January 8th – all very exciting.

And just a reminder that the re-run of the Fibre in-Form Textured Surfaces workshop starts again on Friday January 9th. Take a look here if you would like more details.

7 comments:

Doreen G said...

I love the way that the mystery item turned out - it could only happen to you.

Ruth said...

I have to make a light box! It's on my list of things to do but just haven't gotten to it yet. I can tell the difference in the photos. I love the postcard and your mystery item is cool. I have no idea what it is though.

sharon young said...

I can definitely see the difference in the photos, well worth the effort.
Your Cyber Fyber exhibits look amazing.
Your Dec PC is gogeous.

Pat said...

Lynda the card is beautiful and worth waiting for!!! The light box definitely makes a difference.

Sandy said...

The light box makes everything sharper. Nice experiments.

Aussie Jo said...

I love your rusty , metallic looking thingo!!
I assume you've taken the marbles out (or not??) I will have to get some of that moulding stuff from Dale.
Great lightbox, I will check out that link and try making one.

Gail P said...

Should check in more often! Thanks for the link to the lightbox and for posting more of your inspiring work.