Monday, December 10, 2007

Using the dark to make light

The lights went out tonight from a rain storm. I lit some votive candles then went for my art box. By candlelight glow, I did some snipping, measuring, and gluing, and a lantern came out. The hinges are made of a manila folder (the same material I used for the covers of my cha book) and the lantern sides are pieces of leftover washi--Japanese paper--with marigold tissue paper that I cut into shapes. There's a turtle, a star, a sun, and a crescent moon.


Annie B said...

What a beautiful lantern, Nicole. You were so brave using sharp objects by candlelight!

Nicole Raisin Stern said...

Hi, annie. ありがとうございます--I didn't use my exacto knives and cutting mat, just a small scissors :)