Using spiral shapes that cut out this time, rather than only half way through the perspex allowed me to pull them out of the perspex shape and create a more varied texture, and the cute motifs stand out as something that I could reinterpret to use in a product aimed at children, be it wind motifs or snails.
The repeating circles pattern that I reproduced here has not had the effect I had hoped for; there is not enough flat, uninterrupted surface for the light to be redirected towards the inside edges, and held at different angles, the holes can been seen. If I want the edges to light up, I will need to use a sparser pattern. It still has produced an interesting, almost gem-like texture that I am pleased with, however.
Out of these two I vastly prefer the second experiment. The stars are not particularly interesting to me, as while I like that their edges ‘glow’, they simply look like stars cut from plastic. The second one, with the cut-out stars fused to one side, has the edges light up far more due to the fact that its’ surface is untouched.