Pallet Wood Lightboxes
For our first table top lightboxes we decided to use images of the Grain Elevator in Pontypool, ON. A classic black and white treatment was used for image processing. The rural scene presented the opportunity to create modern rustic look for a final piece of functional art. Some old pallet wood we had been saving finally had a use. Working with reclaimed wood is challenging and time consuming but it ensures each work is one of a kind. It’s also better for the environment. The images for these boxes are printed on acrylic. See bellow for information about the scene.
The images for this set of boxes are printed directly on acrylic. The resolution is not super sharp giving the impression of old film technology.
According to Grain Elevators of Canada this one was built in 1918. There was some more information about the grain elevator, through a local historical society. Unfortunately we can no longer find their website.
We use LED’s from reputable suppliers. All our suppliers provide us with C.S.A. approved components.
Nick has some formal education and training in electrical. Some of our suppliers have been amazing
Warm lighting was used for the lightbox above to give it a vintage, sepia look.
Cool lighting was chosen for the Railway Tracks lightbox. The cool lighting gives the image a more modern black and white look.
A close up of the Grain Elevator.
Caring for Works Printed on Acrylic
Lightly dust with a lint free cloth when caring for one of your lightboxes. Paper towel can scratch the surface.
Do not use ammonia glass cleaners or other chemical cleaners as they will damage the surface.
We advise not touching or scratching the photo as this will damage the image.
Our serenity lightboxes are designed to sit flat on a table. Small crystals can be strategically placed on top of certain areas in the images. When the boxes are turned on the image and object take on a different look when lit from bellow. The boxes open and small trays could be put inside to store a small collection of crystals or gemstones.
We read a little about using light, water and other elements to cleanse crystals and gemstones. The images are element based and strategically selected to ensure there are bright areas in the image to place small, lightweight stones on top.
Water, Earth and Air.
The clouds and reflections add the sparkle on top of the water.
Made with new materials and a reclaimed picture frame.
The serenity box bellow was photographed lit during the day to show off the frame and image combination.
Spring Maples in Niagara
The water and clouds help create abstractions for the camera.
The images for our serenity boxes are pressed between glass. You can clean finger prints off the glass with a microfibre cloth designed for glass or a small amount of your favourite glass cleaner.
The box and hardware should be wiped down with a microfibre cloth.