A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 296,695
Currently Running With Scissors:
527 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 15
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness!  (Read 762588 times)
Tags for this thread: curtains , recycle , kodachrome , featured_project , craftster_best_of_2010  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
bunsenhoneydew13
copacetic
Offline Offline

Posts: 484
Joined: 14-Jan-2008

superherogirl.


View Profile
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2010 09:24:41 AM »

That is so beautiful...this is definitely the best made-from-slides craft I've seen  Smiley  
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hushgirl
Midnight Crafter
Offline Offline

Posts: 159
Joined: 29-Jun-2008

http://www.pinterest.com/hushgirl/


View Profile WWW
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2010 09:27:05 AM »

absolutely beautiful... makes me sing in my head...
"Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away" -Paul Simon
THIS ROCKS   Logged

humboldtcherry
Offline Offline

Posts: 997
Joined: 24-Jan-2010

Marching to the beat of a different accordion


View Profile
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2010 09:50:18 AM »

That is cool!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

DizzerSpinninRound
Proverbs 31: 10-31
Offline Offline

Posts: 2422
Joined: 25-Jan-2004

Little M is growing in my belly! Due Feb 2013!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2010 09:51:05 AM »

I would love to do this, so amazing...although I'm thinking a chandelier...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
pilarfarmer
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2010 10:16:16 AM »

i love the curtain, great idea for old slides. i also loved looking at the individual slides too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"There is a correlation between the creative and the screwball."
Kingman Brewster, Jr., educator

"Where there is fear, there is no creativity"
Christopher Lowell

would love to do small personal swaps
rabid.dustbunny
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2010 11:14:01 AM »

This is really beautiful, looks like a bunch of tiny stained glass windows riveted together.  LOVE it!

I tend to collect old photos and photography stuff too, and I love slides though couldn't think of anything to do with them. 

They are almost certainly going to fade, which will be sad.  It takes us to that eternal question of the collector of old stuff...Does it have any value if you only preserve and archive it, or must it live, be it short-lived (and well loved), to have real significance?  My grandmother always said of her beautiful Johnson Bro's china, which we used everyday, and I now use, (though only on special occasions) that if it only sat in the cupboard it was no good to anyone.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood it's ground.
Nurumla
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2010 11:25:12 AM »

This is really awesome and they look great Smiley!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
A_Bit_Crafty
Offline Offline

Posts: 169
Joined: 22-Dec-2009

It's not a mistake. It's...um...a design feature.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2010 11:26:10 AM »

That is so awesome!  Those curtains are absolutely beautiful and so unique!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
stringofpearls
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2010 11:57:57 AM »

I debated doing something similar to this with slides from my parents but didn't want them to fade. Perhaps it is better, as in this case, to cherish the ones you own and add more appreciation to the pictures of strangers.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Lufah
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2010 12:21:51 PM »

A chandelier would be awesome!  Travis does crafty things with LEDs, and we're toying with combining the slides and lights for other crafty projects.

Re: the slides fading from exposure to light - I'm not sure how long it will take for these fade, but I'm sure they will, too.  Hopefully, I can get a good few years or so out of these.  I think Kodachrome is supposed to be more lightfast than E-6 processed slides (Fuji Velvia, Sensia, Kodak Ektachrome, etc), but I have plenty of those as well.  The window on my front door is partially shielded by the roof overhang, especially in the summer, when it only seems to get direct sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon.  Ideally, though, I think these curtains are probably best placed in a north-facing window. 

What I've done with the slides I've collected is to scan in and archive the ones I find most interesting, so at least even if the scan fades to nothing, the image isn't lost forever.  Also, if you're a snap-happy photographer (like me), you wind up with blurred or overly under or over exposed images, so there's not much harm done in using slides like that in a project like this - you still get the stained glass effect in the project, but aren't really destroying a priceless relic.  Smiley

Also, I just wanted to give props to a project I saw on Craftster a few years ago (I think) that kind of inspired this one - someone had come across some Super 8 porn films and used them to wrap around a lampshade.  From far away it was just this really nice, warm, abstract pattern, but up close - Surprise!  Porn!  I have no idea who made that lamp, but it was really awesome.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.yarnzombie.net - http://twitter.com/Yarnzombie
Flickr fun: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarnzombie/
Photographyblog - http://www.craftbangboom.com/
My Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5363840
Will swap yarn/fiber/fabric for Polaroid/slide/120/weird film!  PM me
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 15 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Shop at the Winter Antiques Show
Judith Jamison: Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey Dance Theat
The Inspiration Behind New York City’s Iconic Subway Signage
Partnering | city.ballet.
Designing LED Lit 3D Printed Speakers
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.