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I made this lantern with the "luminary" Sizzix die from Tim Holtz, and some SVG Cuts. I really had fun creating this. I just adore this "Anchored" collection, I think I have used every square inch of the collection I've had, and I still want to to create more with it. It's absolutely perfect for any summertime project and the colors and patterns are amazing.
For the windows, I used vellum, and for the top of the lantern, the seagull's wing, and the tops of the surfboards, I painted on some "Clear Rock Candy" crackle paint, then distressed some more. Being seaside means that most everything is chipped, crackle, sand-blown or salted, so I tried to reflect that in my project.
I love the crackled look on the surfboards. Growing up in Ft Lauderdale, and having two brothers that surfed practically every day, (and still do), I love the look of waxed over boards, so I tried to emulate that with clear crackle paint.
I adore the teastained petite blue Dahlia's from Petaloo. They are the perfect shade of color to coordinate with the "Anchored" collection, I simply adore the distressed look to them. The are a wonderful addition to any "Authentique Paper" collection.
Thank you all so much for stopping by today!
I hope I've inspired you to create your own nautical lantern.
For this project, you will need:
From Petaloo: Darjeeling Petites in Teastaine Blue
Tim Holtz "Luminary" die for Sizzix, and die cutting machine, such as a "Big Shot", SVG Cuts "Beach Bum II" and "Beach Bum III", (for the seagull and surfboards), an electronic cutter such as an "Eclips" by Sizzix, or a "Cameo" or "Cricut" along with eCal software.
vellum, vintage photo distress ink, clear rock candy crackle paint, hot glue, white small picket fence, cotton cord, a good permanent tape runner and a battery operated tea light.
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