I love, love, love taking photos with my iPhone using my
I love, love, love taking photos with my iPhone using myHipstamatic App. I have several different photography apps, but it is by far my favorite. You can make lots of cool old looking Holga/Instamatic-type prints using it.
Christmas Gift DIY: Photo Lightbox
1. Measure your shadow box.
2. Open up your Hipstamatic image in Photoshop or other photo processing program you can use to adjust sizes. Fit photo to the size of your box (my document size was 6″x6″.)
3. Since you’re going to be printing on vellum, it is helpful to use the Perfect Printing Pouch to prepare the paper. Basically, it gives the vellum a powder-like coating that makes the ink on the inkjet printer stick to the vellum. A lot of people have trouble with ink rubbing off or not drying completely and this does the trick! Of course, you can print on vellum without coating it first, but I didn’t want to risk it (and I bought this pouch like 4 years ago and have never used it, so I thought I would give it a go!)
4. Use the vellum tape to go around edge on back of image.
6. I then added a tea light and it was complete! The finish without the light behind it is a little dull as you can see in the photo above (this is the nature of vellum), but it would still make a cool accent piece. Without the light inside it and with the overhead light on, you can notice the Hipstamatic number markings on the frame.
Here’s another photo of it finished.
Until next time Swellions!