I went with strips because I figured it would be hard (or maybe just time consuming) to get everything lookin' even. Still haven't determined if the darker blue bothers me enough to wire up some lighter blue bulbs, time will tell.
Quoted from TheHueManatee:
That looks great! What did you use for the eyes? What LEDs did you use as well?
I like this so much I may do the same. (Imitation is the best form of flattery right?)
I had some little wooden cubes I had gotten at a craft store a while back. The ones on the back are 1/2 inch to set it away from the wall, and the eyes are 3/4 inch cubes painted blue. I made the eyes flush with the front so they would sit deeper inside the ghosts for depth (so the white LEDs would highlight the blue on 'em). Originally I wasn't going to do the white LED strips for the eyes, as it would have made it a lot easier, but I'm really glad I did. I think the white eyes make it pop quite a bit more. The LEDs are strip lights I got from superbrightleds.com
It turned out better that I expected and will likely do another design in the same style soon, the pictures don't really do justice to the effect it has on the look of the room. The fact that I could be really sloppy and not have to do anything exact was pretty sweet too! I'm happy to have sparked your creativity, hope yours turns out well, and look forward to seein' pics! back (resized).jpg