Still looking for that perfect last-minute Christmas gift? Boy, have I got something amazing to show you. You won't believe your eyes.
Based on the iconic dragon illusion designed by legendary optical illusionist Jerry Andrus, the "Amazing T-Rex Illusion" from brusspup builds on a variation originally created for the third Gathering 4 Gardner conference in 1998:
I've always wanted to try this illusion with several of these at once. I wanted to use 20 or 30 but after I tried a test with only 12, I realized 20 or 30 was going to be too many. So another thing I've always wanted to try was to have a large version. The original file was about 9 feet X 9 feet. I had to split the image into 4 files so the printer as my local print shop could print it. I traced all of the pieces on cardboard which I used to build a support structure for the prints. I used small pieces of cardboard and hot glue to make the structure really solid. One problem that I had was that the paper for the large dragon was really shiny. So if you look closely you can see the reflection of the eyes on the "top" and side panels. I bought some matte spray to try and minimize the reflections. It worked a little. Over all I was happy with the results.
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