My Lightbox Is Rough, Be Warned!

Decorating By __Jamie__ Updated 9 May 2010 , 8:17pm by dalis4joe

__Jamie__ Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 5:22am
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I put together a picture tutorial to show what I do when faced with a font or very specific image/logo/design whatever, that cannot be reproduced with cutters or software. This is great for monograms or anything really. Here are the pics in order. Now, this is roughly done, and my example would be a heck of a lot cleaner if this were for an actual order, but I just want you to see how you can get it precise, down to the swoops of a letter, and other slight nuances in design that make or break it as far as accuracy goes.

Thanks for looking! And good night! icon_smile.gif

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__Jamie__ Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 5:26am
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Oh look at that, they posted backwards. Ok, well, start from the bottom and work up. Sheesh! icon_redface.gif

cupcakeco Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 5:34am
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This looks like a really great method! Is there a particular lightbox you use... or could it be as simple as placing a lamp beneath a glass-top table?

Thanks for sharing!

__Jamie__ Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 5:41am
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Barbaranne suggested that you can use a Pyrex baking dish, turned upside down with Christmas lights stuffed under it for the same effect, especially if you don't have a glass table. But this is just a glass table tha I have, with a strong flashlight shining up through the bottom. But I like Barbarannes suggestion, so I'm going to do that from now on.

I know there are real lightboxes out there too, but this is just my podunk version of it! icon_biggrin.gif

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 5:51am
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Thanks!!! this is something i will try in the near future!!!

MLand Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 5:56am
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Thanks, that is diffently something I will try- hopefully soon.

xstitcher Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 5:57am
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Thanks for posting the tutorial Jamie. I know you've mentioned and described your method in another post somewhere but it always helps to get a visual. Great suggestion by Barbaranne about using a pyrex dish for those of us without a glass table icon_smile.gif . Thanks again.

FlourPots Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 10:36am
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That's so awesome...thanks for sharing!

slush Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 11:06am
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once I worked out that GP stands for GumPaste and not GreaseProof I got it!!!

Thanks so much that is really helpful!

Tug Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 11:33am
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Originally Posted by slush

once I worked out that GP stands for GumPaste and not GreaseProof I got it!!!


__Jamie__ Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 2:04pm
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icon_biggrin.gif That's funny!

SugarMountainCakes Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 2:36pm
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Brilliant idea....thanks for sharing!

Andy383240 Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 2:36pm
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I've used a light box for years on other crafts, but not for cake decorations...DUH! Thanks for the tutorial Jaime. I'll definitely be using it in future.

cinjam Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 7:16pm
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Great tutorial - I am going to have to try it! Thanks

Caths_Cakes Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 7:26pm
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What a fantastic idea!! Very clever, ive always had difficulty with logos etc icon_smile.gif think i will defonately use this one icon_smile.gif

superstar Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 7:43pm
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Thanks so much Jaimie & thanks also to barbaranne for the pyrex idea.

cheatize Posted 8 May 2010 , 11:49pm
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An older post, but still very useful. Thanks for the instructions and pictures!

tsal Posted 9 May 2010 , 12:11am
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Thanks!! This is great!! icon_smile.gif

Adevag Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:05am
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I never saw this post so I am also glad this one was brought up. But it reminds me that I miss _jamie_ at CC!

superstar Posted 9 May 2010 , 6:02pm
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Why did Jaime leave CC?

malakainrop Posted 9 May 2010 , 6:55pm
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She got a better offer............ icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

dalis4joe Posted 9 May 2010 , 8:17pm
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SUper Neat!!!! thanks for sharing.... going on my bookmarks!

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