'Lithophanes' make perfect gifts for all photo lovers and for the person who has everything, yet is looking for a unique treasure. If you're looking for superb heirlooms and conversational pieces, give 'Lithophanes' a look. As a GLBT shopper, you will discover that "Out Colors" has left no stone un-turned in bringing you the highest quality of gifts and products. 'Lithophanes' are one of the many exquisite gifts available for your personalization.
The word 'lithophane' is Greek for "vision in stone." The art form of 'lithophane' originated in France, in the late 1800's, as a porcelain engraving that comes alive when illuminated from behind. Since our lithophanes are carved from 3/4 inch durable cultured stone material, they won't break, tear, fade in the sunlight, or adhere to glass. Once personalized, these pieces become a one of a kind, 3-D back lighted image like none other. Once the photo like image is carved, it appears as a plain piece of white plastic with undetermined texture until light is shines from behind it. This is when the 3-D effect is revealed.