Making translucent, glowing cubes. Best shell material choice?
I'm making eight, seamless 15 cm3 cubes that will be translucent and have a glossy finish.
They will be lit up (with LEDs, etc.) so the entire cube appears to glow, but there is a base side which will always be on the bottom (it doesn't have to be made of this material.)
Sturdiness is desired (they will be in transit at some point), as well as low cost.
The solutions I have in mind at this point are:
- Frosted acrylic/perspex glued together
- Some form of cloudy resin cast into a single-piece shell
I imagine that the resin would have a better overall appearance if it goes well, but it sounds expensive and complicated.
The perspex solution may have a less appealing end result due to the edges between each face.
Please suggest alternate solutions if you can think of some!
Thanks for your help.