Delicate Feather Lantern

Hello ...

This week I have made a project from something that started off as a tester for my inks!  It's funny how you can make lovely projects just from bits of left over paper!

This week I received some new ink sprays.  After mixing them with water I wanted to test them, after all no crafter wants to wait to use a product!

Once I had finished testing I decided to make a project using the card i had been testing on!

Here is how I did it:

Materials:

661545 -
Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (White & Gray) with My Life Handmade Cardstock & Fabric

661682 - Sizzix Thinlits Die - Delicate Feather

Cardstock

Ink Sprays

Gold Gilding Wax

Twine

Wooden Button

Method:

1.  This was the piece of card I was testing inks on! Literally just spray the inks, let them run and dry with a heat tool.

Delicate Feather Lantern

2.  Take the Delicate Feather die and die cut 2 feathers from the inked card.

Delicate Feather Lantern

3.  To give the feathers a dipped look add gold gilding wax to the ends.

Delicate Feather Lantern

4.  Die cut 2 flowers from the inked card and the base from white card.  Add gold gilding polish to the base and layer together.

Delicate Feather Lantern

5.  Take some twine and tie 2 bows.  Adhere together.

Delicate Feather Lantern

6. Adhere the feathers and flower to the twine and add a wooden button to the centre of the flower.

Delicate Feather Lantern

7.  Using a hot glue gun adhere the embellishment to the lantern.

Delicate Feather Lantern

Considering this started out as a piece of practise cardstock it has now made a beautiful piece of home decor.

Delicate Feather Lantern

I think this just goes to show how we are right to never throw anything away!!

Until next week ...

Katie