Crane Lantern

I’m counting this one as at least 4 days of design for the 30 DoD challenge @polarbrainfreeze started, 'cause those cranes took forever to vectorize and meld into the background pattern! The lantern is slightly modified from my previous one (Kumiko-Style Lantern) – mainly I added some legs at the bottom to allow room for an electrical cord underneath.




I’m still waiting for the vellum I ordered to put behind the panels. I also ordered an LED “Edison” bulb to put inside, so it’s still not complete. We’re going over to visit my parents tomorrow at their retirement community, though, and my dad specifically asked that I bring “one of those intricate things you’ve been making” so he can show his friends, so I had to get it put together as much as I could! :slight_smile:

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That is gorgeous! Lovely work on the cranes…thank you for sharing this, it’s very inspiring!

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Wow! That is stunning! Beautiful work!

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Yeah, I really like the cranes. :sunglasses: :+1:

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Pretty awesome

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Simply stunning…well done!!

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Visually stunning :sunglasses:

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Your dad’s friends are not going to believe their eyes. Great project!

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I think I’m with the majority here, first word that comes to mind here is stunning…wow.

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Stunning is the word!!

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Really beautiful! That’s going to throw some great shadows.

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Just gorgeous! Love how each panel is different.

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Absolutely stunning :heart_eyes: making the design in the different wood is a great thing!

When I was little my parent’s bedroom had a multipanel glass door to the backyard and I now realize why they might want it covered, My mother found an idea someplace that soaking tissue in a mix of water and glue and putting it on freezer paper with scattered pressed fall leaves would look like hand made paper. It held up looking good over 20 years.

I was thinking that trick on regular paper might work for the vellum in the lantern,

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Wow, just amazing! I’d be afraid to pick it up, I’d probably fat-finger right through the mesh.

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Wow! Beautiful.
Vellum, parchment or even frosted acrylic would look great too. Acrylic would lend a lot of strength to back up the fragile art.

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Oh, wow. My birthday is coming up in April… :wink:

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I steal my wife’s baking parchment paper all the time. It comes in long rolls too that are great.

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It lends a nice warm color to the lighting as well.

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Beautiful work!

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It’s so beautiful! They will be delighted to show this off!

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