Paper Lantern

This was a fun project from Helen Hiebert’s class at Sitka.

Start with 4.5″ x 6″ card stock and create a design. I’ve been looking at all the beautiful growth on an Oregon Ash outside my front door.

Next step is to cut away the negative space.

You can create as many panels as you wish. I chose to create four.

Next I figured out what paper to back the panels with.

And cut the paper…

After the paper is cut I assembled the individual panels using PVA glue and 1/4″ balsa wood.

Apply paper hinges…

And a paper lantern is created!

Another variation in different paper:

Now the reverse side…

and a close up…

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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