Double Layer Photo Statue

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Project by EMVarona posted 05-30-2011 05:26 AM 1619 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post of a photo statue was a single layer one (see my projects). This one is a double layer type. The female image (my wife) is the front layer and and the guy (that’s me) is the rear layer. The photo statue technique offers a wide range of variations.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 07:12 AM

So that’s on plywood, foamcore or And you cut it with a jigsaw, scroll saw, laser or

-- Third rail

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 07:41 AM

That’s interesting.What’s the trick to it?

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 08:17 AM

Really nice Ed. Would you mind sharing how you made that. I’m pretty sure you used a Scroll saw for the cutting, but I am interested in how you attached the picture to the wood and what you sealed it with.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 02:24 PM

I used here a 1/4 in. plywood sheet. However, any similar material will do, like masonite, foamcore, or just plain 1/2 or 1/4 in. wood. The photo is a computer printout on photo paper. To glue the photo on the board I used ordinary white glue. Contact glue is also ok. Still better but more costly is dry mounting or heat mounting. You’ll need a machine for that. Cutting or shaping of the image was done with a scroll saw. Finally, I sprayed the shaped image with clear gloss lacquer Then attached it to the base.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 05:00 PM

Nice work Ed !!!

Thanks for sharing a great idea !!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 05:11 PM

Ed a great job.

I’ve seen pictures that have flowers and are about 6-7 layers.

It’s a cool impressive technique.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 07:54 PM

very nice…

-- If i'd a knowed you coulda goed I'd a seen you gotta went

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 02:20 PM

3-D very kool idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 05-27-2016 02:17 PM

Very good I’ve done a few of these but never thought of the one behind the other idea. Roly

-- Now you see me, Now you don't.

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