You can use PhotoToMesh to create LithoPhanes
, back-lit photographic plates, and again here the ability to save the settings is a great time saver.
In the 19th century, as well as the finely painted vignettes exemplified by the cup and saucer shown here, Berlin became famous for its porcelain plaques and lithophanes.
Lithophanes were made from thin, generally undecorated, porcelain and were moulded with pictures in relief which came to life when lit from behind.
LITHOPHANES ARE THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRANSLUCENT porcelain plaques which, when backlit, reveal detailed magical images.
During the 19th century, lithophanes were made in a factory setting by skilled, primarily anonymous craftspeople.
Because the ceramic body of choice for lithophanes needed to be translucent porcelain or a Parian body, often it was not until individual factories invented, discovered or introduced a suitable material into their repertoire that lithophanes would be produced.
Downes again refers to a process which is no longer commonly used through examining the history of lithophanes.
Lithophanes gained enormous popularity in Europe during the early to mid 1800s.
This crisp was a lithophane
, very rare, with the image appearing only when light shone through it.
Unlike the lithophane technique (4), phanolith meets the challenge to amalgamate the translucent backlight image with the real plasticity of the design.
(4.) Phanolith and lithophane have essentially the same radicals.