Lithophanes are beautiful etched artwork, usually sculpted out of thin white porcelain. The result is a scene revealed with backlit diffused lighting that gives the portrait visual depth and texture. Now, you can make any of your personal photos a lithophane with a 3D printer by converting the grayscale value in each pixels for thickness.

The technique was developed by Amanda Ghassaei as a free  Instructables. You’ll need a personal photo, the latest version of ModelBuilder library, CAD software, and a 3D printer.