A huge slobbery goblin thank you to all of the enthusiastic class members in my Light Up Pixie Lantern Class at FaerieCon. You endured the scheduling dance with a stiff upper lip. The resulting hyjinx and creativity of your lanterns was a wonder to behold. It really was too bad we could not all depart for the Grey Havens in a solemn elvish procession together! Maybe next year I’ll make that a required part of the class.
Regardless, to kick your creativity and the glitter factor into high gear, here are some ideas of different products you can use to make your lanterns be shiny enough to rival the grand disco ball of the Faerie Queen herself!
Not only is it used by the fae to give their wings that iridescent pop, it shrinks around the glass lantern a LOT better than the usual more pedestrian varieties of shiny stuff from your favorite big box craft store. It is made by Art Institute Glitter and you can find it here: http://www.artglitter.com/retail/fantasyfilm.htm
And if the pearly shine of this wasn’t enough, you can add layers of Fantasy fiber to your fantasy film! This stuff is great, it fuses to the fantasy film, you can make some funky sheets of organic looking shimmering fabric. http://www.artglitter.com/retail/fantasyfiber.htm
Glass paints are a wonderful way to create some faux stained glass effects on your lanterns. You don’t have to cure it with heat if you don’t want to. Several days of drying time is all you’d need to “cure” it. http://www.plaidonline.com/martha-stewart-glass/brand/detail.htm
So there you have it, a heap of fun ways to add some further dimensions to your Pixie Lanterns! Stay tuned for a step by step tutorial on the Pixie Lantern project for those who were not able to go to FaerieCon!