Scrapbook Christmas Lantern
Scrapbook Christmas Lantern or "Parol"
The Christmas Lantern or "Parol", as it is called in the Philippines, is a typical Filipino Christmas decor signifying the Star of Bethlehem pointing to Jesus' manger. To hang a parol in one's house means that Jesus lives in this household.
Most parols are made of bamboo frames and covered with Japanese paper, plus a light bulb inside that lights up at night. For my parol, I used a thin cloth called jusi fiber, sprayed and rubbed Glimmer Mist (graphite, merlot and olive vine), then stamped on top of the cloth using StazOn olive green. For a vintage look, cloth flowers and lace with sequins was used to highlight the star shape. More olive green ribbons were added at the corners of the star to simulate the rays of light.
Materials: jusi fiber cloth, Glimmer Mist (graphite, merlot and olive vine), StazOn olive green, Carolina's vintage lace, Carolina's cloth flowers, misc. olive green ribbon.
Techniques used: spraying and rubbing Glimmer Mist on cloth, stamping.