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« on: March 07, 2011 10:27:18 AM »

I've been wanting to try making a light up star for a good long time now, and I guess this month's challenge was the kick in the butt I needed!

It turns out that photographing a lit lamp is not as easy as I'd hoped, so please forgive the quality of the pix.

The star is about 7 inches. It's a "small stellated dodecahedron". It's made from this shimmery white cardstock that doesn't show up well in these pictures, but it really does shimmer. The bird is backed in blue foil. The leaves are backed in a couple layers of tracing paper. Inside the star is a balled up string of battery powered LED Christmas lights.







           


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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011 10:33:29 AM »

Super pretty, I Love it! Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011 10:38:03 AM »

It's lovely! Wonderful job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011 10:59:50 AM »

ooh, that's lovely! I really like how the branches wrap around the star.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011 03:49:12 PM »

Gorgeous! I think this is wonderful!
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011 04:06:57 PM »

It is beautiful! Your photos came out great, IMHO. It is very crisp and clean looking. I bet it is even prettier in the dark. Wait, that did not come out right, hahaha! What I mean is, the reflections on the wall at night when the lamp is lit must be so pretty! I love how clean your cutting edges are too.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011 05:30:05 PM »

I *love* how this looks when lit!!!! VERY beautiful!!!  You did a GREAT job!!!!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011 06:31:00 PM »

What a fantastic lamp.

I love the little bit of color from the bird and the way the branches come from the bottom up.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011 01:05:09 AM »

This is really beautiful!!!  And the shot of color from the blue bird is stunning!!  I love it!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011 05:02:05 AM »

I think the lit up photos turned out fine! It's very pretty!
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