I can’t wait to show my 5-year-old son this paper lantern. A while ago we saw them made on a video of a 60s children’s show and we had a craze for making them. The house was covered with lanterns. This one is a little more sophisticated ( I hope!).
I started with a neutral coloured paper with a crackle pattern and I stamped it with an oriental text stamp (Oyster Stamps). I coloured the back of the paper with Barn Door distress ink and slapped some on the front. I stamped two women ( Non Sequitur) – one I stamped twice (for the join). I partially coloured them in with red and gold.
Then I took a photo of my hard work as I suspected I might wreck it when I tried to make it into a lantern!
So…I daringly took scissors to my work and made a lantern. I added a handle made from Mitzuhiki cord and oriental charms at the bottom.
I made this project for the Oriental challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.