DIY: Dimensional Paper Lanterns 2

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

apieceofrainbow27 (14) apieceofrainbow27 (13)In case you missed the first set, here they are. I will list all the materials below again to make thing easier!

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
  • I used 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!
  • I made these free templates, you can download here and adjust them to the size of your glasses

apieceofrainbow27 (2) apieceofrainbow27 (3)The process is the same as the first tutorial- 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!

apieceofrainbow27 (4) Tape some colored vellum before taping the paper, so we can have colored light shining through.

apieceofrainbow27 (1)apieceofrainbow27 (11)Now light the candles and enjoy your new set of lanterns! What I noticed is that 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!

apieceofrainbow27 (16)apieceofrainbow27 (8)Happy creating! xo

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