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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2004 03:51:24 PM »

You guys are great - thanks for all of your ideas! I am still working on it but now i have someone helping me - one of my b'friend's housemates. He had the same idea to use the lightbox with the colored gels. There are so many ways I could do this, I am so happy I could come to craftster for help!
I think I will try and call around to see if I can get a used one..if it is within the party budget I will do that and save myself the time and inevitable injury...
I will try and post photos of the finished project.
Thanks again!
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2004 11:10:22 AM »

Hi,

I just joined, specifically to address this post - sorry I am almost three months late!

You *could* use phosphorus coated wire.  It simulates neon VERY well.  I used it on a project of mine where I took an old bakelite phone that did not ring (but otherwise worked) and combined with some off the shelf electronics, I did a little 'fix-up'.  I basically just outlined the phone with the wire and when someone callls, the phone lights up.

This is where I got it from:

http://www.litewave.co.uk/faq.htm

If people are interested, I can post pics of the phone. 

-Eric

You guys are great - thanks for all of your ideas! I am still working on it but now i have someone helping me - one of my b'friend's housemates. He had the same idea to use the lightbox with the colored gels. There are so many ways I could do this, I am so happy I could come to craftster for help!
I think I will try and call around to see if I can get a used one..if it is within the party budget I will do that and save myself the time and inevitable injury...
I will try and post photos of the finished project.
Thanks again!
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2005 09:36:35 AM »

skizzy(eric) -
thanks so much for your post, i've never heard of phosphorus coated wire and wouldn't have even considered it - i bet you've given other crafters some great ideas. i would like to see photos of your phone!
i wound up with a really simple end product but it turned out amazingly well; i took foam board and created basically a huge stencil - i used a template of the font i wanted (just some interesting ones i found in my Word program) and cut them out using an exacto knife. this was a total pain in the ass and took forever but i was so pleased with how great the letters looked. i taped regular velum paper behind the negative space and with standard black acrylic paint filled in the islands by painting directly onto the velum (so much easier than my original plan of saving the tiny foam pieces). then i hung it in front of a black light and from there decided where i needed more definition - i added this by painting glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint in orange and blue to the insides of the letters on the foam part, in places where the black light hit. once we turned the lights off it was spectacular! i spent about $8.00 and 2 hours total on this project. and it was completely worth it.
i would love to post photos and will continue to harass my friends who took digital photos that evening, i was relying on them to document it all for me while i ran around as the neurotic host.
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