7 Apr 2016

Foil and Vellum Lanterns

Translucent vellum paper can create a magical effect, especially when combined with other reflective surfaces and candlelight!




I have a tutorial on how to make these lovely lanterns over on the Silhouette UK Blog today. The tutorial uses the feathers design lantern by Nic Squirrell, but a similar process could be applied to any of her lovely lantern designs. Using the same feathers design I also made a variation using alcohol inks to add a splash of colour to the vellum. Pop on over to the Silhouette UK Blog for a tutorial on how to make both.


Silver Foil and Vellum Lantern with straight top





Shaped Silver Foil & Vellum Lantern with inks

Shaped Mask, inks and ink applicator


The blue ink is more apparent in day light, but then almost becomes invisible when the candle is lit, battery operated of course.



I hope you enjoy making these too. If do you make the feather lantern, or another lantern design from the Silhouette Design Store, you can share it with the UK Silhouette community by posting a picture on the Silhouette UK Community Facebook page. 
Looking forward to seeing your finished projects. 


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10 comments:

  1. Thank you for featuring my lantern design, I love what you have done with it!

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    1. I'm glad that you like it. I'm a huge fan of your designs and so pleased that they are available in the Silhouette Design Store.

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  2. Hi Janet they are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. These are absolutely fantastic. Really clever stuff Janet x

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    1. Thank you Lea, I like to do something a little different once in a while.

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  4. What a beautiful project, they look fantastic. Very clever stuff!

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    1. Thank you Kathy. Probably not as difficult as I've made it sound!

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  5. Wow these look amazing and look fabulous.

    Hugs Erin xx

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    1. Thanks Erin, I had a lot if fun making them.

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