Quick, Easy, and Cheap Film Negative Display



About: I'm Mikey!

The normal Kodachrome & Ektachrome slides are cool and all, but don't you just want to show off your photography even more?

Well, you've come to the right place, my friend.

This is also a great way to scan in negatives if you have the time, a DSLR, good lighting, and a light tent.

In this Instructable, I will show you how to make a quick, easy, and cheap display that you can use to show everyone how awesome your photos are. With the perfect lighting, no one can stop you.

This could even be free for you if you happen to have some extra acrylic lying around.

Step 1: Materials

Your materials are extremely inexpensive. I'm no magician, but these items are most likely already in your household.
  • Acrylic
- You can cut the acrylic into any shape, way, or form that you please. Just as long as you make 2 identical ones. I made squares and kept it simple.
  • Rubber Bands
- You can get creative and use other things such as string or yarn. Just as long as it's tied tight.
  • Film Negatives
- I'll be using Kodachrome & Ektachrome slides.

Step 2: Cut Your Acrylic

Get your safety goggles (if you're one of those guys), and cut your acrylic.

C'mon, live life on the edge! There is no such thing as pain!

Make sure you clean up afterwards too. (if you're one of those guys)

Step 3: Putting It Together

Clean both surfaces of your acrylic and place your negatives down however you'd like.

Pancake the negative with the two pieces of acrylic.

You can put your rubber bands on in any pattern you'd like. Again, I went with the simple route.

Step 4: Admire Your Skills



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