Tuesday, 25 April 2017

MDF Lanterns

Last week I had great fun working on the mdf lanterns for Crafty Buddy Ltd / Dawn Bibby Creations (as a member of their Design Team)  which were for the one day special launched at 8pm last night (Thursday 24th April 2017) on Hochanda.

There are four different designs available which you can see in the pictures below, the second picture shows the swirl design in pieces as it is delivered. There are also full instructions included in the pack.

This next picture shows how I decorated the first lantern in an "old gold" distressed look finish.  Firstly it was base coated with black gesso, then painted with Dylusions post box red acrylic which was sanded back when dry, the gold gilding wax was dry brushed over the top.  Dawn Bibby Creations periwinkle posy dies were used to cut the flowers and leaves, the swirl embellishments were cut from dies out of Dawn's Natures Bouquet die set.   

The next lantern I again painted with black gesso then two coats of the Dylusions post box red acrylic paint. I drilled holes around the cutout circle from the base that holds the battery powered candle and used little chains to add a fringe.  When the lantern had been put together gold gilding wax was then dry brushed over the top and I added a length of chain to give that Chinese Lantern look, just love this one hanging in my apple tree. 

Why not pop over to the Dawn Bibby Creations facebook page and the Craft Buddy Ltd facebook page to see more inspiration on decorating the lanterns from some of the other fantastic Design Team Members.

Time now to put the kettle on, make a cuppa and plan my next project so until next time.............

Happy crafting xx