Elegant Etched Acrylic Lace Illuminated Church


Inspiration:
Nanci Duigou created this custom one-of-a-kind Elegant Etched Acrylic Lace Illuminated Church! This church was inspired by a small church her mom made out of actual lace using a fabric stiffener.

Construction:
The base digital .svg files were purchased from The Covered Chipboard and was meant to be made from layers of chipboard and papers. We modified digital design in Inkscape for the thicker wood and acrylic materials to be cut on the Glowforge laser cutter while more than doubling the original size (24.5” x 15” x 10.5”).
We created out own version of the church steeple to hang an actual bell as well as a custom base to support the structure. We ended up with 65+ pieces of wood, 11 sheets of acrylic with a custom etched a lace pattern, and 11 stained glass effect windows (color laser prints mounted onto thin styrene plastic sheets).

Lights:
The interior is illuminated by 3 LED candles with a remote control that showcase the delicate lace patterning of the church walls. We are so very excited to display this as part of our ongoing Christmas Holiday dΓ©cor!

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Beautiful! The lace really looks amazing.

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The piece is simply stunning! I hope we will get to see more works by this talented couple.

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Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!!! :heart_eyes: Love all of the detail!

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Gosh, this is incredible! Well done!!

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Quite a project. It is awesome to examine.

A recent thread mentioned a new acrylic source I had not seen before. I usually am looking for Rowmark two color acrylics for earrings.
They did not have any of that, so still with Johnsons, BUT they had a stained glass option.
No idea if it would enhance the project, but thought to mention it.

https://galaxyplastic.com/samples/stained-glass/

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Thank you for sharing this beautiful project and the story behind it. Fantastic!

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Absolutely beautiful! That is a keepsake for sure!

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That is absolutely amazing. Treasured for years to come!

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Wow that is stunning!

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Wow. This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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What a gorgeous family heirloom.

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wow, that is stunning

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The lace is stunning. The stained glass windows look very good, too.

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Thats a beautiful work of art. Really great idea.

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That is beautiful. What a wonderful idea. So unique

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What an elegant addition to your Christmas decorations! It is so beautiful!

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Beautiful

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Beautiful results.

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Nanci Absolutely Beautiful. I Love it

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