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Take an A4 sized white paper and draw a floral design on it.
Take the canvas sheets and cut out 4 panels that measure 10” x 12” in size.
Draw a rectangle within leaving a 1" inch border from all the four sides.
You will get the inner window which measures 8” x 10” in size. Follow the same on the remaining three panels.
Take a floral design and place it in the middle of the rectangle and trace it using carbon paper.
The ready traced floral design on the panel will look like this. Similarly, do the same on the remaining three panels.
Cut out the floral pattern with a paper cutter as shown.
Similarly, do the same on the remaining three panels
Sponge dab the entire panel with Pearl Metallic – Gold.
Leave it to dry. Repeat the same on the remaining three panels.
Your ready painted panels will look like this.
Take 4 A4 sized OHP sheets. Paint each of the panels with Water Based - Glass Colours – Tomato Red, Ultramarine Blue, Crystal Green and Orange.
Leave them to dry.
Take a mount board, cut out a frame (window) which is of the same size as that of the canvas which has the cutwork design.
The mount board would give sturdiness to the panels
Start assembling the lantern. Begin by placing the canvas panel on a flat surface. Spread Fabric Glue and stick the painted OHP panel on it. Then stick the frame shaped mount board on it with Fabric Glue.
Using a broad masking tape, join and stick the panels at angles and complete the lantern.
Your diwali kandil has finally taken shape and form
Let it dry.
For a more finished look stick the golden lace on the four vertical corners with Fabric Glue.
Stick the half cut pearls in the centre of each flower with Fabric Glue.
To hang your lantern use the multi-coloured threads from the four top corners with few beads inserted and secure the ends with a bead.
Stick tassels towards the ends the lantern for a more decorative and festive look.
- Using glass colours here for kandil making as shown above, are just one of the many ways to make them.
- You could get more innovative and creative by getting some more diwali lantern making ideas.
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