I'm still trying to decide what to place in the brass holder on the front of the base. I want to put a word there, but the right one hasn't struck me yet. The paisley stamp is stamped on translucent paper and I watercolored it on the back (hence the wrinkles!). The paper is loose, so I can take it out and swap it with another piece.
If you haven't checked out a Club Scrap project kit, I'd encourage you to take a look at the Girls' Night Out Event coming up in May. You'll get to participate in a chat, receive some great (original) supplies, and learn techniques through the videos.
One of the things I really like about getting projects with instructional videos is that I can watch someone make the project, and then decide how I want to alter it. In the original kit video, all of the base pieces were painted, and the luminary part was an open sheet of die cut paper. I can also incorporate my own embellishments - those little spools are so cute! I wrapped linen thread around them to make them look "real."
In a modification by Kay, the designer of the project, she wrapped the base in paper. I liked the look of that, so I wrapped mine - twice - once with a solid paper, and a second time with a translucent paper.
I also cut four board panels for my luminary, so I could cover the top of it and decorate the top. The board pieces are painted and then stamped with a musical note background from Purple Onion Designs.