Fotoshades is a new medium to display and illuminate art. Think of Fotoshades as a blank canvas or empty movie screen ready for you to express yourself through art. Be creative by using translucent materials such as 3D Holograms, lenticulars, fabrics, paper, plastics, backlit photographs and many other ways to express your self. Below are some examples using some different materials. See more examples on the Samples web page. Explore the use of translucents in art.
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When using baclklit photographs, like in regular framed pictures, matting around the picture looks better. You can use most any thin material that will fit around the shade for matting. In this picture we used an 8" x 12" Duratrans picture with 3D Honeycomb Hologram as matting. Dark opaque matting brings out the picture. Pictures can be important in you shade art.
Fabrics look great on Fotoshades and can be obtained from many sources such as fabric stores. The choices are unlimited. In this picture we have taken a standard American flag and wrapped it around the shade and secured it with the mylar clear pane. Thin material works best to transfer light. Fabrics are inexpensive and easy to work with and change.
Thin translucnet paper such as wrapping paper look great on Fotoshades such as birthday or Christmas paper. On this shadewe have taken birthday wrapping paper and wrapped it around the shade. The paper works best if it is thin and translucent. Hold the paper to the light to see if it is translucent.
Here is a water color painting on Rice paper. Fotoshades makes it easy for artist to display their own work on the shade, because the light goes through the Rice paper and watercolors. Makes a great lampshade.
PRINTS OF ANIMAL SKINS AND FURS
Here is a shade with a snake skin print on paper. Prints of animal skins and furs come on fabrics and papers and look great on the shade. Easy to put on the shade. This snake skin paper was found at a Art Supply store.
Colors really stand out on the shade. Colored plastic film can be wrapped around the shade to give a colored glow to the room. This is the same material that is used for spotlights used in stage productions. This colored plastic was found at an Art Supply store.