|Project by simarilan||posted 07-23-2012 03:35 PM||1133 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
The Bass box top is scrolled and filled with tinted epoxy, One of the problems with the box top is when the lid is closed you really can’t tell that the epoxy is tinted green, because the inside of the box doesn’t let light show through the epoxy, but it still looked OK.
The real issue came with the tiger box. I wanted to make it look like a snow tiger (white tinted epoxy) with green eyes. With the box top closed the all the tinted epoxy looked black. This was not the effect I was trying to get. I turned the lid upside down, so when you opened the box, the tigers face and eyes glowed from existing light. One problem solved, but the solution created another problem. Now when the box was closed the tiger was upside down and looked a bit like a poorly scrolled wart hog. I needed to cover the lid with something that let light through, but would hide the upside down tiger face. Tried several things, but a piece of white colored glass worked best. Made a trip to my favorite stained glass store (Merry Go Round Stained Glass) and found a piece of white glass. The box looks very simple and plain with the white glass top, but when you open the green eyes and white tiger really jumps out.
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