Riyadh Skyline- Shadow Box

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About: A passionate maker and fitness instructor from Saudi Arabia. I love banana.

I made this shadow box as the Skyline of my home, Riyadh the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

Step 1: Step 1: the Design

I started the project by collecting images for the famous city buildings. I used Inkscape for the design and how I want the project look like. Then I separated the building into 7 different layers. The gave each layer a different color.

Step 2: Step 2: the Cutting

I used card stock for this project and a laser cutter. I tried to cut it with the vinyl cutter but i couldn't figure out the right blade so i decided to go with the laser cutter on very low power.

When I finished cutting the layers I but them on the top of each other and I placed cardboard frame between the layers to give an effect of a shadow.

Step 3: Step 3: the LED Lights

After arranging the layers together I put them in a photo frame and I placed LED strip behind the layers.

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    8 months ago

    This looks amazing! Do you have any more in-progress shots. I would love to see it in more detail.

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    SanaA13DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thank you, But unfortunately I don't that many in-progress as i should really focus more in the future on documenting my projects.