In Japan, many cities hold a beautiful yearly event called Toro Nagashi - the festival of Floating Lanterns. Those who participate inscribe names, messages and drawings on paper lanterns attached to a wood or bamboo base, place a candle inside, and set the lanterns afloat in a lake or river.
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I adapted the design to make lightweight centerpieces for a 50th Anniversary event using vintage photos of three generations. Photos were printed on vellum which was 'sandwiched' between two back-to-back mat boards with identical cut outs, using adhesive 'dots' (scrapbook suppliers). I used black masking tape (Dick Blick Art Supplies) as the 'hinge' and selected black internal mat boards to ensure the tape blended. Rather than using real candles I opted for battery operated candles...the…
“Print & Go” T-Shirts. Printing creative T-shirts and fabrics doesn’t always require stencils and screens — students can easily design their own giant stamps and paint them any way they want. Even if each shirt displays the same message, each will be a completely unique work of art! This process is perfect for group settings — schools, camps, daycare centers, clubs, family reunions and special events — but it is also ideal for countless home decorating and craft projects.