This instructable is based on one I previously posted, Speaker Art and was made for my wife and as a tribute to the best folk parody duo, The Flight of the Conchords. If you have never heard of FOTC, please check them out below. I will show you how to integrate lighting and music into a personal painting. The theme is up to you, but I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and maybe become a fan of the Conchords, enjoy.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Paint (acrylic, oil, water, etc) I used acrylic
Variety of brushes
Slim portable speakers (I got mine for $10)
PVA and Hot Glue
LED(I used 5mm blue)
Power Supply (9v Battery)
4 small srews
A little artistic talent and patience
Step 2: Lets Get Painting
Now I have been painting for some time, and find that using Photoshop to generate a template is the easiest way. You can find dozens of tutorials online giving the step by step process. If you have trouble, just message me, and I'll talk you through it.
Now you can either project the image on to the canvass with a projector, or do free hand like I did. Below are some progressive pictures of the painting, and the original screen shot I used as focus for the painting.
The painting took about two hours all together.
Step 3: Wire it up...
I wired everything before I installed it on the frame to make sure it all worked, since we will be gluing it to the frame, you will not be able to change it.
Once you are happy with everything, glue it into place. Make sure you leave some room with the leads to the LED's. This way you can adjust their position when you are finished to get the optimum effect.
Step 4: Let's make some noise...
Step 5: Clean it up, and space it out....
Step 6: Add some tunes....and a cradle...
Step 7: Enjoy...
I hope you liked my instructable, and please leave a comment, suggestions for improvements, and pictures of the ones you made. Cheers.