Written by Laurie Nichol
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Stained glass windows are beautiful enhancements to any building. But, if you don't have the money or space for a project of that scope, there's another type of decorative glass artwork that you could enjoy. Lightboxes are quickly becoming more and more popular as a simple and creative way to bring light and color into the home.

What Are Lightboxes?

Lightboxes are cunning little pieces of artwork. They are, quite simply, a custom stained glass panel that has been fitted into a handmade wooden box. When fluorescent bulbs are fitted into the box, behind the painted glass, the effect is the same as a traditional stained glass window.

Since these projects are usually on a smaller scale than the traditional stained glass window, the possibilities are endless. Humorous and quirky lightboxes offer a whimsical and lively alternative to paintings, and an intricate windows design can create stunning effects similar to cathedral windows or rose windows. No matter what sort of theme you have in mind, it's now easy to have a skilled artisan create one of these pieces to your specifications.

If you haven't yet seen lightboxes for yourself, you should definitely look around on the Internet. Many wonderful artists have uploaded thorough image galleries of their delightful work. Seeing how remarkable these pieces are reminds us that the boundaries of the artistic world are forever being expanded, and made accessible to the delighted public!

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