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Man Uses Blue Resin to Create Illuminated Map of Intricate Waterways Across the U.S.

With the intricate details complete, AlexT9 mixed and covered the etchings and cuts in bright blue resin.

DIY Map

This required some experimentation…

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… and it took two coats to get everything cover correctly.

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When the resin was dry, AlexT9 constructed a frame and added LED lighting.

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h/t: [Reddit]

All images via AlexT9.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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