I wanted to make a Christmas decoration as my entry for the calender. The idea of being creative to a deadline is something entirely new and my ideas changed somewhat between the start and finish. I've decided to include all 3 variations here (although the third one isn't really finished)
I started wanting to make a cool angel based on some of the awesome angel wing effect of Tyreal from Diablo II
. I built upon my previous Lithophane instructable
but I just couldn't get a christmassy angel design from it so I just ended up making a lithophane of Tyreal which came out rather well. From here the design split into a better angel shape and a much more christmassy lithophane.
I'm fortunate enough to own a laser cutter, paid for by sales of my iron man arc reactor
(thank you instructables community) So it would have been silly not to use it for all the hard work but this can still be cut using a scalpel and some patience. I recommend getting a good cutting matt and a new scalpel blade before starting.