Day 26 of Make Madness – Photo Lightbox
I followed the tutorial exactly with the exception of a few adjustments because of the supplies I had on hand. I only made two adjustments – I used clear packing tape instead of white masking tape and I used tissue paper instead of tracing paper. I used clear packing tape and tissue paper on my original light box and never had a problem.
I cut up the foam core into 3 – 15″X20″ and 2 – 15″X15″ pieces. Out of two of the 15″X20″ pieces I cut out a section in the middle leaving me with a 2″ border all around. I also did this to one of the 15″x15″ pieces.
Then I taped the tissue paper over the three cut out sections. I doubled up the tissue paper to give it the look of tracing paper. It also strengthens the tissue paper making it less likely to poke your finger through the paper – like I did with my original light box ;-).
After all the tissue was attached, I (with Mike’s help) taped all the sides together. There are a couple spots that I’ll need to cover with a bit of tissue paper because I’m not a very clean cutter with the Exacto knife, but overall I’m pleased with the box.
It’s much bigger than the first one I made and makes such a difference when taking pictures of product for my Etsy shop.
I don’t think I’ll fit.