14 DIYs to Make a Light Box
A light box often comes to aid while capturing a picture or even during tracing or drawing. Instead of buying one that would come with a high cost, it is always feasible to go the DIY way. Light boxes also serve as decorative pieces helping to enhance one’s home decor.
Light Box for Photography
Most of the light boxes shown here are made of cardboard with transparent paper or fabric, which is actually the easiest way to design them. Wooden planks serve as an alternative option.
The open flaps help controlling light reaching inside the box.
If you are a pro at woodworking, then this wooden light box would suit you the best.
Though light boxes give flexibility, food is always photographed the best in natural light. A smaller light box has been used here, with tracing paper replacing the fabric.
Make sure to use daylight bulbs to get fabulous results while taking pictures of jewelry.
Following the above link would help you in making a foldable light box like the one in the picture below. You could easily carry them wherever you go.
Light Box for Tracing and Drawing
They have a different purpose, mostly used while tracing out something or making a drawing. Tempered glass is preferable mainly on the top though plastic can serve as an alternative. Be careful about the choice of lights and go for neon lamps or LED torches lest the glass might break.
This incredible light box with LED strips on it facilitates tracing to the fullest.
Acrylic sheet has been used for the drawing surface.
Light Box for Art
These light boxes have no practical utility, mostly serving as a work of art.
The light box here is a readymade one decorated with letters, the addition of lights enhance its brightness.
A transparent wrapping paper helps the light to shine through them. If planning it for Christmas decoration, a red or green cellophane paper would be perfect.
The 3D effect gives the light box a fantastic look. Adding light at the back of the cutouts gives them a glowing effect.
With these fantastic tutorials at hand, making a light box for any purpose would be a mere cakewalk for you.
Published on April 1st 2020 by Miranda Gibbs