Wednesday, March 30

Red Lantern

I went back to my original idea of using cardstock to make the lanterns for the garage.
I cut circles from a red paint chip. Then I punched a hole in the middle and added a grommet in the center. I broke one of my LED lights while fooling with these. I hope I can fix it?



The inside is painted with white pearl paint. I tried to weather the outside a bit. I'll paint them with clear gloss once I have them looking right.

The lanterns are about 2cm in diameter. I found the measurements of a real lantern and used the Art of Miniatures calculator to find the 1:12 scale size. I love that calculator! You can find it on the sidebar if you need one.


Hope you have a happy day!


10 comments:

Josje said...

I like the red against the blue background Kathi. Like the shape of the lantern as well.
Thanks for the tip about the calculator, I had not discovered that yet. I'm not sure if it is all correct though, as I typed in my height (178 cm) it gave me 5.8 and a bit in feet. That should be 5.10 and a bit I think.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I could never have come up with an idea like that. How fun.

Tabitha Corsica said...

So back to the original idea...often the best. heheheh. What part of your LED did you break?

otterine said...

It's perfect! Bravo!

Susi said...

La primera idea suele ser la buena¡¡¡
felicidades
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De said...

The lanterns look great, Kathi! Using the paint chip was brilliant. :)

Caseymini said...

Looking good Kathi! Sometimes the simplest solution is the best!

Kathi said...

Thanks all! I pulled the black wire out of the bulb while fiddling. I'm not sure if it will work when I put it back in? If not, I can get another one.
The clay went away for another day. LOL

Marisa Stein said...

that looks so real! great job

Jollie said...

Your lamps are looking great!!
I hope you can fix the led light...

Hugs, Jollie