Make name signs or multi-word messages? Using readily available materials, Illuminated signs are easy to make. To make a light, I used common corrugated cardboard, a piece My Own Light - Godflesh - My Own Light (Vinyl) yellow paper, a small piece of acrylic sheet plastic, tape, glue, etc.
For tools, the usual paper cutting implements, i. I use a table saw to cut the acrylic, but it can be cut by scoring lines deeply on your cut line, and then snapping the plastic. Special tools are made for this, but a utility knife will work The light source for these signs are mini christmas lights, available everywhere.
They are low amperage, low watt, low heat lights and come in different sized strings, and colors. To make the word create, I used the word processor, picked a font, and for the size I wanted I chose points.
This is printed on some card stock I had available. Then I cut out the word using a box cutter and a scalpel, My Own Light - Godflesh - My Own Light (Vinyl). Here,the word is glued to a piece of clear acrylic I had cut from a larger piece taken from a picture no longer used. I made this piece 4 x 11 inches. Yellow paper is then glued with the spray adhesive on the back of the cut out word. I used a piece of corrugated cardboard as shown to make the housing box for the sign itself.
Follow pictures to make this box. The sizes can all be changed to fit the word or message that you are making the sign of. Here, a piece of cardboard is cut to fit inside the sign box. It is painted white to reflect light, and holes are made to accept each of 20 lamps of the string of christmas lights. For other signs, strings of lights can be joined for more light, or longer strings are My Own Light - Godflesh - My Own Light (Vinyl). Following the picture, My Own Light - Godflesh - My Own Light (Vinyl) a small "trap door" at one end of the box so that the light cord can be routed out the back of the box.
Here is the completed sign. Note how the acrylic plate is enclosed by taping with craft paper glued around the perimeter of the box. This could actually be duct tape if desired. Other samples of completed signs are shown.
Each sign is individually constructed so that no two are alike. I love it, Creativeman! I made a similar sign like yours using a shoebox once.
I did not know that you could use Word to make the letters look all precise and neat Would it be possible to cut out the letters and use them like a stencil to spray paint the acrylic directly? Reply 7 years ago on Introduction. A two liter bottle. Cut the top and bottom off and then cut the cylinder to make a flat sheet.
If it wants to roll up on you too much, a couple seconds under a hot iron will fix that. Reply 10 years ago on Introduction. Have fun. Ill check out office depot or a similar place. I also thought to use the clear " projector paper". The workers might not My Own Light - Godflesh - My Own Light (Vinyl) where it is, but if you look long enough, you'll find it!
I use them for macro photography reflectors. Stumbling across your ible i can't believe i forgot to post the pictures of my project inspired by you. I had a few more updated pictures but couldn't find them. I went to Michaels and used this multi colored plastic backing instead. I forget the name. Information herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is provided exclusively for consumers personal, non-commercial use, and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.
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