Introduction: Fiber Optic Light Art

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I bet you were expecting some cool sculpture that lights up, well, that's not what this is. I got a cheap fiber optic light at a prize booth at an arcade and it didn't work! So I thought to use it to make some art! Note: This will only work with the long fiber optic lights.

Step 1: Materials

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1 fiber optic light, glue stick, white paper or a canvas(I used paper), scissors(optional),modge podge(optional), as a small paint brush.

Step 2: Obtaining the Bristles

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You can either pull the bristles out or you can cut them off. If you do cut them off, cut close to the base.

Step 3: Gluing the Bristles On

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Put the glue where you will be putting the bristles. I put a lot on it because it has to grab on to the bristles. Now some of the bristles won't directly stay on so I turned it upside down after gluing and used the prices that fell off.

Step 4: Modge Podging

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Dip the brush in the modge podge. Get a lot on the brush but not too much, wait, what?! Now I didn't paint over the bristles because thy would have come off, I just drizzled it over the bristles, and to make it stick better I put a little more over the areas that's were thicker in bristles. Also my technique was to move the brush in a fast circle motion, it might be a tad bit messy but it makes it look great!

Step 5: Ewwww! What a Mess!!!!!!

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Well, I have to say it was a little messy! It got on my desk and some of the things on my desk. Maybe for future reference some towels, smocks,place mats, and some moist towelettes would have been helpful!

Step 6: Done!!

Now your done! Hope you like this Instructable! And if you have any suggestions please comment above I would appreciate it!


Delete_ (author)2013-09-30

You're right, you could get maybe 3 of them that actually light up and not cut them but glue them to the paper. Thank you for your comment!

flyingpuppy (author)2013-09-30

Seems you could still make it light up...

Delete_ (author)2013-09-20

Your right

CarpePM (author)2013-09-19

Misleading title.

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