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    And the red LED's came in!

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    Really kicks! Obviously the double red you wanted fills the bill. Looks great and I'm sure will make the recipient very happy. Am still in awe the way you have designed these projects. Thanks again for sharing not only the pictures but the method of creation.
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    George, that is fantastic, color combinations is great
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    Guys,

    I have had my CarveWright for about 5 years now. I tend to be more of a reader and doer than a poster. There is just so much wisdom for me to absorb. I am still just a Nube.

    I have read EVERY post on the forum on lithos and a lot more. So I get it, even if I am yet to create my first one.

    I seem to read and study a lot and then create an ambitious project.

    For lithos, I have an idea I want to run by ya'all.

    I love the two layer example by ghwiz.

    So here is where I am looking for opinions. Is there any reason this technic should not work with three layers?

    Here is my idea that needs three colors:

    - the outline of the Continental United States with the words "God Bless the USA" in the middle.
    - the three colors are obviously red, white and blue.
    - haven't designed it yet, but Old Glory would fit in here some way.
    - outside the states would be stars like from a fireworks display with mixed colors.

    What do you think of this project? Suggestions? Am I crazy?

    I have these concerns. To make this credible the lithos may be required to be too close physically together, will they then bleed over? Even if one could get this to theoretically work, the width of the LED strips would limit usefulness.

    If all of the bugs get worked out for three colors and you could get red, green and blue strips, then with some Photoshop and other tech magic you may be able to create "color" lithos.

    I do not expect the last part to work, but thought I would throw it out to guys who actually know something about this.

    Thanks for your advice in advance,
    Jim

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    Jim,

    I should work with the right design set up. It might be more of a shadow box design with a slight separation between each layer to help prevent the colored lights from bleeding into the next layer.
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    Thanks very much, great info, this looks like an item I could work up for up coming shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbabcock View Post

    So here is where I am looking for opinions. Is there any reason this technic should not work with three layers?
    The biggest limit, is the width of the pane. To get two colors with 1/4" cast acrylic I actually have to overlap the LED strips a bit. It's on my to-do list to do a three color using thicker acrylic, I just haven't gotten to it yet. There should be no concern with bleedover of the lights as they travel within their own pane. If you do it, show us, and I'll do the same!
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    I would have to agree and see this very possible.

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