I see about 50 of these white Balloon Lanterns with black stars on them at the entry way of the Fernie Lantern Festival. All hung in the trees. So lovely.
So far, I have only put on a couple layers of tissue paper. I still have a couple more layers to go. Then I need to figure out how to put the stars on it (I’m thinking stamps or marker) and then they need to be turned into lanterns. And only a month before the Lantern Festival!
Once again, I’ve volunteered to help out the Fernie Lantern Festival and, once again, I’m overwhelmed by how time consuming it is to make a big, awesome lantern. This year’s theme is Northern Lights (Antarctic) and I really want to make a bunch of penguins. This is just the structure of ONE penguin…OH BOY.
Back in the day I used to make Wedding Stationery, a little company called Blue Skies & Daisies, and during that time we went to visit a print shop to get quotes on custom stationery and they gave us samples of fresh cut blank Square Envelopes (you can’t see it in the photo but it’s some sort of thin kraft paper). Today I drew on them. Thanks, Print Shop!
It’s hard to see but the three envelopes, in the above photo, are in different stages.
left: scored but flat
middle: scored and folded – ready for gluing
right: not yet scored
With some extra strength glue and a lot of weight on top of it, the square Mugs & Cups envelope finally became an envelope. Well, then there was the issue of sealing the envelope, so I punched a couple holes and inserted a paper fastener. It’s brilliant but a lot of work went into this one envelope.
I had this idea to create a large sheet of illustrated mugs and cups and as I finished a small section of the large sheet I realized I wanted to make envelopes. One idea almost always ends up with another idea. So here are the illustrated mugs & cups (a bit blurry, sorry) and my envelope template. It’s going to be amazing. Next I’ll try to make an envelope that will fit my 6×4 note cards because that would be a sweet set.