Creative folding techniques
Lanterns

Amongst the vast possibilities when combining the use of Pelikan Clear varnish and different Serviette folding techniques, we will show you how to create Lanterns. The transparent arrangement creates a relaxed atmosphere and is also very easy to make.

Creative folding techniques : Lanterns

Laterne mit ServiettentechnikZwei unterschiedlich gestaltete Laternen:     Serviettentechnik und buntes Transparentpapier Amongst the vast possibilities when combining the use of Pelikan Clear varnish and different Serviette folding techniques, we will show you how to create Lanterns. The transparent arrangement creates a relaxed atmosphere and is also very easy to make.

 

 

 

 

 

This is how it's done:

  1. First of all the large cheese package is measured so that an equally large piece of transparent paper can be cut out (remember to make the edges slightly longer, so it will be easier to stick together later on).
     
  2. Vorsichtig wird der Pelikan PLAKA Lack aufgetragen Now lay the edge of a Serviette of choice on the transparent paper and start brushing on the Pelikan Clear varnish very carefully. Only a few drops of the varnish are necessary as serviettes have good absorption. To finish of just add some varnish to the areas not yet covered and leave to dry.
     
  3. Bastelanleitung In the meantime the bottom part of the cheese package is glued to tinfoil so that the cardboard will not catch fire later on. Also tighten the wire to the top of the package as shown on the picture.
    The inner part of the lid can be left on the package until completion, as this adds to its stability whilst assembling.
     
  4. The outer end of the chopstick is wound in the wire and secured with a few drops of heated adhesive. A small loop will later hold the lantern and therefore should be formed on the wire.

 

Teile für den Zusammenbau

  1. Now we get to the part where we actually build the lantern. All we need to do is to carefully stick the transparent paper, that was created using our serviette folding technique, on to the cheese package. After this step tighten the lid.
     
  2. The tea light can be secured to the holder by pouring a few drops of wax on its surface and then pushing the candle firmly on the area.
     
  3. In the final step, just hang the lantern on the formed loop that has been bent on the sticks end.
     

Teile für den ZusammenbauWe would also like to present a different alternative on how to create colourful transparent paper on the next page.

Laterne aus buntem TransparentpapierVariation: colourful transparent paper

With the exception of step two, you simply follow the previous guidelines for creating a lantern.

 

Making the transparent coating

Mantelgestaltung Laterne

Strips representing the intended height of the lantern (approx. 10cm wide and 22cm in height) are cut out of the transparent paper. The cardboard strips should be made 2cm wide and also 22cm in height. Now stick the transparent strips behind the cardboard. Continue this process until you have an area that will cover the whole cheese package. Now continue with step three of the previous instructions.

Laternen

We hope have fun and enjoy yourselves using our Serviette folding techniques in combination with Pelikan's Transparent Varnish.