Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New lightbox

For a while now, I've been using a lightbox made from a pizza box, duct tape, and poster paper.

It finally bit the dust, and I needed to make a new one - not only that, but I wanted to make it collapsible. In my tiny apartment at school, having a big bulky lightbox takes up too much room.

I saw in the etsy forums, someone mentioned using PVC pipe to make a lightbox. Sounded like a great idea to me, so off to the hardware store I went.

$15 later (and slightly sore arms from sawing the pieces to the right length) I have exactly what I need, along with a few different backdrops. I glued clips onto one post in order to hold the poster paper in place.
Still need a sheet to cover it, hoping to find an old one around the house to cut to the right size.

Next project - sewing a bag to keep all the pieces in :)

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I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

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