Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Luminary to Light the Night

This luminary project was inspired by the Club Scrap Holiday Weekend of Workshops box.

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.

Hope you enjoyed this peek at my project!  I had a lot of fun making it.

1 comment:

  1. This is just lovely. I really want to try to make one of these. Maybe by Christmas. HA HA



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