Good Morning all. I hope you are all getting there with your Christmas Preperations. So today i am sharing this Christmas Lantern project that i made for my mum for Christmas, i gave it to her early so she can enjoy it over the festivities. Its actually wood so ive added a battery candle. Its photo heavy so you may need a cup of tea but i hope you enjoy looking at all the little details.
So first i painted the whole lantern with black gesso, then added lots of texture with texture paste, die cuts & pearl drops to give the rivet effect and then covered in black gesso again, i then highlighted with metallic paint in gold and silver to give it a tarnished metal look. This is a new technique for me, never done anything like it before but it was great fun.
White texture paste which faux snow and glitter to give the snow effect. Lots of die cut holly and ivy in various greens, tattered lace fern die cut in kraft card, red plastic berries.
The little holder i made to keep the candle in place inside
And below is how the lantern was when i bought it, wood base and metal top.
And for a little Christmas Cheer, here was our late night visitor dropping in! lol This chap has been on an intensive feeding programme to fatten it up to hibernate, so in the last 2 months its done amazingly well. However as much as i love the little hedgehogs - not in the home thank you! lol Maybe he was looking for his christmas dinner last night!
Thank you for looking and taking the time to view all these photos today. My mum and dad loved the lantern so made all those weeks of work worth it.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas. Emma