April 24th, 2009

Lovely Lanterns

I have a fun and colorful project to share that we’ve just completed here in Lauren’s office. Lauren is my creative asistant and is responsible for all the lovely graphics on our websites and in our print material. She loves bright colors and she helped to create the lantern images shown below. I’ve been focusing on ways of combining our Modello Designs one-time-use vinyl masking patterns with the reusable mylar stencils from Royal Design Studio. There are different benefits to using both and this type of application combines the best of both worlds!lanterns-colors

I started with a colorful pallette of paints from Benjamin Moore mixed in their Aura paint base. I LOVE this paint! It covers so well and dries very quickly, making it great for a project like this.


First, I put of the Modello Silhouette Japanese Lantern patterns and filled them in solidly with the different colors of paint.


Then, with the masking patterns still in place, I added colorful design with a variety of stencils from our Kimono Collection at Royal Design Studio.


For the lantern strings, I used black ribbon and finished it off with some really cute little felt flowers at top and bottom that I found in the scrapbooking aisle at Michaels.


The ceiling has been done for some time, but the addition of the lanterns totally brightens up the room and pulls it all together. More detailed instructions can be found here. Our complete new Silhouettes and Stencils range at Modello Designs is here. I hope you enjoy these, they were so much fun to do!

10 Responses to “Lovely Lanterns”

  1. Sanity Fair Says:

    These are insane! What a beautiful job. It looks like you cut expensive wallpaper out in lantern shapes and pasted – truly inspired.

  2. JackieDesiraye Says:

    These are just beautiful.

    I love all your work.
    Specially the Morrocan Stencils-they’re my favorite.

    Great work!

  3. Rhonda Canales Says:

    Once again she hits a home run! I think these little additions to a room are the wave of the future. With the current economy I have been adding little additions to kids rooms, bathrooms, craft rooms, etc. A simple little “up sell” in many cases. As always, thank you for sharing your amazing talents.

  4. Melanie Says:

    Oh, thanks! Little known fact, I actually STARTED with a line of stencils for children’s rooms 16 years ago. I dropped them because I was focusing on other things and now am feeling really drawn back there as children’s rooms have gotten so sophisticated and there are so many fun ways to approach designing for them. As always, so many ideas, so little time….

  5. Silke Says:

    I am just in love with your designs! These lanterns are just amazing!! Beautiful! :) Silke

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  7. Maria Goreti Conrado Says:

    gostaria de conhecer os stencil Art,e saber se querem representante no Brasil,amei são lindos,
    O problema que não falo o Ingles.
    mas estou á disposição.
    Trabalho com artesanato,sou Design.Gostaria de adquirir alguns stencil,para meu trabalho.

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  9. Jovita Says:

    I would love to know more about the ceiling / border stencils … can I find them in your range?

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