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How can I make a wire frame paper lantern? Answered

Does any one know how to make a lantern with a wire frame. Additionally does any one know how to stretch the paper over a complex frame?

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CrLz

7 years ago

Check out the forum post "How on Earth do you make a china ball paper latern?" started by member Ed Van.  I posted links there to a great tutorial on the traditional method. 

As for complex shapes- looks like you don't stretch, as much as cut and paste.  The artist Isamu Noguchi really explored diffrent shapes, after he mastered the traditional.  Should be easy to find inspiration/technique from his work.

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There should be something useful here.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Japanese-Paper-Lantern