Monday, 16 October 2017

Gothic Inspired Lantern.

Good Morning Fiona here.
Todays project focuses on the use of Antiquing Cream and the  versatility of this product and not just for highlighting cracks I must say. Think Big and you may be pleasantly surprised.......

Here's a list of products used.

Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics- Carbon Black.
DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream- Black.
DecoArt Media Ultra Matte Varnish.
DecoArt Chalky Finish- Carbon.
DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic- Tin.

Stampendous  Skulldoggery Stamp set- Andy Skinner.


Tando Creative Grey board Sheets.
Now onto the project.
I love creating with grey board and constructing things from scratch. Here I will show you just how easy it is to achieve.



 I started by die cutting three frames from Grey board and covered them with embossed cardstock.

Next I gave them all a coat of DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic in Tin. This stuff is awesome, great coverage in just one coat. The back sides of the frames were all given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black.
Next step was to give all frames a coat of DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream in black.
Once the Antiquing Cream had dried it was wiped back with a baby wipe to reveal a lovely aged tin effect. All pieces were then given a coat of DecoArt Media Ultra Matte Varnish to seal and protect.
The inside offcuts of the frame were all glued together and given a coat of the extreme sheen paint again.
The skull stamp from Andy's Skulldoggery set was stamped onto a piece of card coated with the extreme sheen paint and embossed with black embossing powder. This was then attached to the arch piece and then attached to a piece of grey board coated with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black which completed the back panel of the lantern.

Next was to die cut 8 decorative strips for top and bottom of lantern and all were given a coat of DecoArt Fluid Acrylic in carbon black and when dry a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte varnish.
The top of the lantern was constructed from Tando Grey board assembled and then given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon black.
Embossed Cardstock was given the same treatment as the lantern sides and attached to the lantern top.
Finished off with a small grey board square painted with Carbon Black Media Fluid Acrylic.
All pieces were then assembled and attached to a Grey board base and a decorative trim added along with a little holder inside to house the battery operated tea light. A plain wooden candlestick was given two coats of DecoArt Chalky Finish paint in Carbon and when dry a coat of DecoArt Media Ultra Matte Varnish was applied to protect and seal. The lantern was then glued to the candlestick base.
Here's another image of the finished piece.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I have inspired your imagination to create using grey board and a few basic supplies which I am sure you all have.
Thanks Fiona.




  1. Love your lantern and than you for the tutorial x

  2. This is AWESOME Fiona! I can’t believe you made all that from greyboard! It looks stunning and so original! Carol x

  3. Wow! Outstanding! Thanks for sharing your creative process with us.

  4. Awesome creation!
    Looks so cool.
    Carla from Utah


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