Oh my gosh, no!!! Please don't just drill holes anywhere, trying to make them look random. What I have found that when you try to make things look random (at least in painting), the pattern starts to look like a pegboard with everything evenly spaced and uniform.
You know, something that you might want to look into is the NightSky stencil, from Ursa Major. They are the stencil i used to recommend before I came out with mine. I think that it would be perfect for a Fiber Optic pattern. Their stencils have almost 400 holes for a 12' x 12' ceiling, where mine have 250 holes in a 24" x 40" sheet, or a little over 5000 stars for a 12' x 12' ceiling. The number of stars is quite different, and so are the finished murals... BUT, for a Fiber optic ceiling, I think they would be perfect.
You can see if they would work by checking out their site here. They are %0 on their website, plus shipping. Don't get it here...
They start at $35 here, plus shipping.
I wish that my stencils would help you out... but for your project, these would be much better.
Oh, they have constellations in their stencils, too, but they are smaller than normal. If you don't care about that... then just drill holes for your larger fibers wherever they have their larger, constellation holes.
I hope this helps...
Originally Posted by javeryh
Turns out the owner of FOSI retired at the end of the year. I'm still looking around for patterns - I'm surprised that most places just seem to say drill enough holes for X stars per square foot and thread the fiber-optic cables. The cables come in 3 diameters for different sized stars - I don't want to guess! The FOSI patterns looked like a perfect solution...