When I saw the paper art creations by the artists Hari and Deepti, I was inspired to make a 3D paper cut-out lightbox.
It can be used as unique home decor, or a beautiful wedding or birthday gift. You can place it on a desk, or even mount it on a wall and enjoy the hypnotizing beauty of shadow art.
This lightbox (or a shadow box) is made out of paper cut-outs layered on each other in a wooden box and protected with a glass panel.
LED lights are placed behind all the layers, which makes each layer glow. The layer in the front has the darkest shadows, and the layer in the back is the brightest one because it is placed closest to the light, and this actually gives the three-dimensional look of the box.
Here I’ll show you how I made this DIY project step by step.
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First, I’m drawing the layers onto a 170 grams card stock
Then, I’m cutting the layers using an Utility knife
Making a moon and stars onto a piece of card stock
Cutting foam spacers that I’ll place between each layer
Gluing all the layers together along with the spacers that I previously cut
Creating a water reflection effect
Attaching the last layer (there are 8 in total)
Building a wooden box and making a frame inside the box to keep the glass panel in place
Painting the wooden box with a white oil based paint
Making a back for the light box out of fiberboard
Placing the glass panel inside the box that will act as a support for the layers
Attaching RGB LED strip lights to the back of the box
Gluing the back piece down
Turn your light box on and enjoy its hypnotizing beauty!
Watch the entire process of creating this wonderful light box:
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