Mothers Day
Mothers Day
Trib­ute To Robin. I was wan­der­ing around the Christ­mas Tree Shop with my girl friend. A bit annoyed from their lack of orga­ni­za­tion and my girl­friends need to go through the shop in a zig-zag fash­ion, I stum­bled upon a cheep lantern. The low blood sugar from wait­ing to eat din­ner till this shop­ping trip had me day dream­ing of what could be. This is the steps I took to make my mom’s moth­ers day present. First step is to work out a wicked sketch keep­ing in mind that its black and white and that we will be using a x-acto knife to be cut­ting it out. So sim­ple shapes are key. I picked a mother owl look­ing over baby owls (me and my broth­ers). After you Have the sketch done take the glass out of the lantern and clean it. Apply­ing vinyl to the glass is pretty easy. There are plenty of youtube videos for this. I just got the glass wet and then sqeegied out the water with a credit card. Then let it dry com­pletely. After the vinyl is placed you place a giant piece of sign tape. Bought at a sign store or you can use pieces of white or yel­low mask­ing tape and stripe them hor­i­zon­tally. Not only does this give you a sur­face to draw or trans­fer on but it also give the vinyl some rigid­ity when your peel­ing it off. I used a trans­fer sheet but it not nec­es­sary if you would rather just draw it on. Then start peel­ing with the tip of the knife. and then peel back with a blunt blade or a but­ter knife. When your done peel way as much of the tape as pos­si­ble but if you miss any­thing, no wor­ries because will be flip­ping it over to keep the glass side out (This is very impor­tant if your doing a design involv­ing text). Repeat this process with the other sides of your lantern. I Then placed white peb­bles to reflect light and to hold can­dles in place. You can also use elec­tronic can­dles to keep it safe. Below is a slideshow show­ing my steps. .  

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