Thursday, October 14, 2021

Halloween Lamp Décor

Hello everyone!
Halloween, one of my favorite times of the year, is almost here! 
This time I decided to do what I love the most (at the time), which is 3D projects!. Today I give you a Halloween inspired Lamp Décor.

As you might know by now, most of my designs can be cut from single letter size sheet of paper, which is what is most available in my country. They are often more paper piecing than joining large pieces of cardstock to make a big, finished product. That’s why I decided to try an off the mat project that allows for more detail and that is very functional.

I will briefly explain the design process, just in case you are compelled to try your own designs.
I designed the whole thing in Blender, which is an amazin FREE 3D software (I can't believe such a great software is free). I then imported the file in Pepakura Designer a software that allows to "flatten" the 3D model and distributes the pieces into pages as well as creates the gluing tabs. I did have to tweak and refine the design in Adobe Illustrator to add the details and turn it into a Design Space readable format. I added scoring dashes and modified the gluing tabs, I also designed the offset embellishment panels and designed the window cutouts. It took a very long time before I achieved the final result, but it was totally worth it, I really love the design.
The lamp is very functional and you can use either a battery operated tealight or a LED string of lights (some call these fairy lights). The small tealight will give a faint luminescence that will only be seen when ambient lights are off. The string lights on the other hand will illuminate the lamp and you'll be able to show it off as a centerpiece even with daylight. I would suggest to use a warm light color though, cool lights might desaturate the purple and the orange of the cardstock, but it's really up to you.
The lamp opens up at the bottom to accommodate the light of your choice and it has enough space to fit a large 3 unit AA battery pack.
The side green panels are cut from 80lb cardstock (Neenah Creative) what cuts like butter and delivers amazing detail. There are 5 different designs  but you can cut only 4 , apply the same design to all 4 sides or even leave the vellum alone. the small holes on the vellum let light shine through and it really catches your eye when passing by.
You can even make a neutral color lamp and change the design of the window panels according to the seasons or maybe apply different embellishments to make it look different, possibilities are endless.
Final project is 11.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches (29 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm) and I've arranged all the pieces to be cut form either 12x12 or letter size sheets of cardstock
for 12x12 sheets, You'll need:
  •  5 pieces of purple cardstock
  • 1 piece of vellum
  • 1 piece of patterned paper or orange cardstock
  • 1 piece of green cardstock
for letter size sheets, You'll need:
  • 7 pieces of purple cardstock
  • 1 piece of vellum
  • 2 pieces of patterned paper or orange cardstock
  • 2 pieces of green cardstock
Make sure you use a thicker vellum, I have found it cuts betters and rips less on your machine. I used Laser printable vellum which is a little thicker than inkjet vellum. anything over 25lb should be fine. 
Before assembling the lamp, I inked the purple cardstock to distress all the folds an visible raw edges using Wilted Violet Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blender. I also created a pattern on the orange cardstock using Ground Espresso Distress Ink, a stencil (retired from Recollections, but I'll link to a damask inspired similar one) and a sponge dauber and the whole thing was assembled using mainly liquid glue (Aleene's tacky glue and Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky glue) except for the vellum that always warps with liquid adhesive. Spray adhesive is the best way to adhere the green window design panels to the vellum to avoid warping.

Finally add your light and you are good to go.
 I really hope you give this project a try and let me know if you do by tagging @awesomesvgs on social media.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon. (I'm cooking something amazing for Christmas and can't wait to tell you!)

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  1. I love your lamp design! I uploaded it to Cricut design, however, and there are no scorelines. It looks as if you designed them to be there, but the images are flattened so there is no option to select, change to score and attach them.

    1. In fact, since it is a large project, instead of scoring lines that need to be changed, I added dashes that are cut and guide the folding, so there’s no need to change operations here’s. Just upload an cut.

  2. Very neat also my file when uploaded had score lines !!!

  3. love it also had score lines when I uploaded to cricut design space !!!!!!!

  4. Thank you for sharing your hard work! I cannot imagine the process of preparing your intricate design. Also, thank you for the excellent directions to assemble the project.