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Topic: Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness!  (Read 839219 times)
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« 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  
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« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2010 09:27:05 AM »

absolutely beautiful... makes me sing in my head...
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

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

That is cool!!

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

I would love to do this, so amazing...although I'm thinking a chandelier...
« 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.

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« 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.

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« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2010 11:25:12 AM »

This is really awesome and they look great Smiley!
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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2010 11:26:10 AM »

That is so awesome!  Those curtains are absolutely beautiful and so unique!
« 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.
« 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

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