Monday, 28 November 2016

Designing your own light box slides

There is a huge lightbox craze at the moment especially amongst the crafty community and I wanted one, trouble is when you costed out the box and all the bits you would need to buy extra it was expensive and I needed to do it more frugally. I'm all about getting the look and paying less. So here is my take on it.
I bought my lightbox in NEXT £12 and this is what it looks like now.

I wanted a small lightbox to be part of a vignette, so this suits my purpose but I have seen a three row, bigger lightbox in The Works £10 if you prefer that size.
 It comes in a box like this.
 These are the characters that come included with it.
 They each have a protective film on, so remove that before use.
 The lightbox itself is all white.
It has an on and off switch on the side. 
It takes 6 AA batteries, and has holes so you could hang it on a wall in a gallery display.
I wanted to fancy mine up for the season so I added some copper Washi tape across the bars on the front.

Now to decide on my slides. You can put anything you like in it and I intend to change mine frequently. I wanted a phrase that would fit on the top line and a picture on the bottom line. 
I measured the height and length of each row on the lightbox and sized the background piece in Photoshop, you could use Silhouette software instead if you prefer. I then selected a font and typed out the phrase to fit on the background template, save it as a png or a jpg file. I wanted a coloured background so I added a shaded background in photoshop.

All you need to do now is print on an ink jet printer with special printable acetate (on the rough side) and trim to fit! Endless possibilities! Any digital stamps you own, any font you like and you can store them easily for next year in a file folder. Happy crafting!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

As you know, I just love this