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acidaleh
« on: May 03, 2008 02:25:42 AM »

Three images which I did not create, cut out of newspaper, taped to a vase to make light. Well okay, the "light" part is provided by electricity.

I used a glass vase is from Michaels and drilled a half inch hole into it. I used mismatched electrical parts to wire  this beast, but it's totally not a fire hazard... not at all... I know what I'm doing!

So I chose three and four tone pictures and used layers of paper to create the tones. The darkest colour is made by 3 layers of newspaper and hidden under the outside layer. While the lightest colour is simply the outside layer of plain paper. I cut each layer out of one piece of news paper and used double sided tape to attach the layers/pieces together.

Progress

monkey nipple.

The newspaper pieces are taped to the outside of the vase, but under a piece of white paper.
So when the light isn't turned on it is a very cool off white block.

light - off

 

The vase has two sides, the front has a skull, woman's face, and a shark.

Front - light turned on








The back of the vase has a very cool monkey, you don't think he's mad about being put on the back... do you?

Back - light turned on




Thanks for looking, have a great day Wink

Original art is not mine: check out the real artists.
http://strych9.deviantart.com/art/Skull-23494666 Original Skull
http://mikolajj.deviantart.com/art/England-38257837 Original Nipple Monkey
http://drink-me.deviantart.com/art/Dreaming-23342299 Original Girl + Shark
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008 02:42:29 AM »

omg this is amazing!
I truly love the monkeys face
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 05:19:34 AM »

That is so cool! I love how it's a surprise, it looks normal and then when you light it up it's all TOTALLY awesome.  You so get my vote Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008 06:32:57 AM »

Cool!  I love how it looks all lit up!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008 09:52:42 AM »

that is such an interesting technique. how ever did you come up with it??
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008 11:35:04 AM »

Wow.  That is genius.  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008 01:19:58 PM »

Oh my god, that is so rad! It reminds me of Donnie Darko. The therapist had a window with the cut out of a face just like that and I always wanted to recreate it!
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008 02:34:18 PM »

that is such an interesting technique. how ever did you come up with it??

I saw a very large light a few years ago, an artist used pages of a bible to make a three tone image on a large light which leaned against a wall (I forget what the picture actually was) it looked great when turned on, but when off it looked kind of like a big mess haha

I originally wanted to use brown tape, like other artists have done, but I couldn't find the right kind of tape, so I was looking around for other materials for about a week haha.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008 08:18:22 AM »

Wow, wow, WOW! I so totally want one! You've got the layers and the shades of the images so perfect, and I love the way the text of the newspaper appears sideways and boxed in the shark (dunno why, it was just a squeal-inducing triviality). Gah! Such detail in the cutting! And when it's off, the shape and white color made it look like a tame, minimalist piece of furniture... but it's hiding Uber Awesomeness!
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008 02:09:39 PM »

I love it.

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