apieceofrainbow27 (15)Here comes part 2 of the series of paper lanterns. This time they are glowing colored light!

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Materials and tools:

  • glass with straight sides, such as cylinders or cubes
  • white paper : I used Neenah Exact Index Cardstock which worked beautifully to get more
  • of the dimensional effect. There’s a lot of confusion between index vs cover (heavier) card
  • stock, and the ways paper weight is labeled. This paper is the perfect weight, not too flimsy
  • like text paper, not too heavy yet hold its shape nicely.
  • vellum paper : Grafix Vellum Value Pack 8.5″X11″ 40/Pkg -Color Assortment
  •  Use a Silhouette Portrait here- LOVE that little machine! – but it’s easy enough to cut with an
  • X-acto knife
  • double sided tape
  • candles of course!
  •  Free templates, you can download here and adjust them to the size of your glasses

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After cutting them by hand or on your Silhouette, fold those petals up so the blossoms become

three dimensional. This pattern is a little more intricate, so use a spatula or butter knife to help

life them off the cutting mat!

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Tape some colored vellum before taping the paper, so we can have colored light shining through.

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Now light the candles and enjoy your new set of lanterns! The candle light has a warm golden

glow to it, so the velum takes on a warm color, and the yellow is enhanced, the purple turns into

a rose color, and the light pink take on more of the gold / orange. I hope you will try some different

colors and let me know how they turn out!

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Happy creating! xo