Dec 15, 2011

my DIY light box

today i decided that it was time to DIY a slightly more "permanent" light box :)
  
Step 1 : 
~ construct the Ikea Antonius frame that you bought today ... turn it upside down
~ cut to size this transparent board (dunno what it's called) and fit into Ikea Antonius like a tunnel



Step 2 :
~ tie light source to one Antonius tray and slip tray in upside down



Step 3 :
~ check if the light works
~ *CLICK* ... and we have Light!!



Step 4 :
~ add whatever paper you have and line the sides of the tunnel
~ also add whatever else you want as decor



Step 5 :
put your artistic creation amongst the decor and *SNAP*



Step 6 :
dump the image into GIMP and Voila!! MAGIC!!


COST :
Ikea Antonius frame : RM 35
Ikea Antonius wire basket : RM 15
transparent board : RM 14
light source : nothing, becos it was from an old disintegrated lamp

TOTAL : RM 64 (approximately USD 22)



and i am HAPPY!!!!! :)

14 comments:

  1. You clever girl, you!!!! Awesomesauce!!!

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  2. What a fabulous job and so clever of you!

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  3. Wow Luthien!! I'm impressed!! Great idea!! But I always knew you were very inventive :o)) xo Michele

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  4. Well, that's lateral thinking for you. Works wonderfully well Luthien... and cheap!

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  5. I always wondered how you set up such pretty backgrounds and your pics are so professional looking! thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  6. Very clever! Thanks for the idea and the step-by-step instructions!

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  7. L- amazing lateral thinking. I must admit you go to a lot more trouble photographing your works than I do - that could explain why you have better photos? Go well. B

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  8. thanks for sharing luthien! this is rather helpful as I am completely clueless about making a lightbox.

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  9. Great idea. Your photos look allways so professional. thank you for sharing.

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  10. This is the first time I have ever seen your blog and already LOVE it and all your stuff! I will try to do that but it won't be better than yours!

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  11. Sweet! A nice little dream box of dreamy books. It's definitely allows you to take those beautiful shots forsure.

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  12. Great idea, Luthien!
    I wish you a very merry xmas and an extraordinary new year!

    Gaby xo

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  13. That's the most fabulous thing ever! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. OMGosh! Luthien! You are Genius!! I love you!! :)

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Luthien :)