Dropping in today to share and my altered lantern. I purchased the original lantern from a junk shop and it wasn't the nicest looking but I could see the possibilities...lol. I decided to dress is up with lots of Dusty chipboard and then make it look super rusty like something you would find in an old barn.
For the spider I wanted it to look a little more real so to speak, so I rolled some paper clay and attached it to the top of the Dusty Spiders body to give it more of a round dimension.
I love the lacey heart frame which I started with as the base of my cluster. I chose to leave the centre of the heart in so it was more solid.
For some of the chipboard to make it look a bit more aged and weathered I once again wet it and separated parts of it before coating it with the rusting pastes. I love the extra dimension this gives to it.
I added some roses to the lantern for an extra wow feature and to give it a bit of a feminine touch. I love that it looks like a lantern relic from the past.
I folded and bent the larger chipboard pieces to fit around the outside my lantern. I wanted to try and keep the chipboard whole so to do this I wet the chipboard in the places I wanted to fold as this helps make the chipboard more pliable and helps to stop the chipboard from breaking.
DA0051 Cogs #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA1211 Lacey Hearts
DA1460 Ivy Flourish
DA1469 Laurel Sprigs
Other - Prima Finnabair Rust Paste, Prima Flowers, Lantern & Metal Button.