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Anthony Welch
06-12-2011, 9:54 PM
I've come up with a candle lantern design that I want to share here when completed. But I need to find something that'll diffuse the light where the design is cut out. Like what they use in Japanese lanterns. I'd rather not use a paper product, but don't know what else I can use.

Anthony

Dan Hill
06-12-2011, 10:02 PM
I use 3 or 5 mil mylar (2 Side Matte Drafting Film) in my tea lites and nite lites

Anthony Welch
06-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Where does a person get this from, Dan? Thanks!

David Fairfield
06-12-2011, 10:24 PM
A thin wood veneer might look cool, too. Or thin white acrylic / plexi, if it doesn't have to be paper thin.
Dave

Dan Hill
06-12-2011, 10:36 PM
http://www.artistcraftsman.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=264&zenid=tc6o61fbt40gk0d8p06d3m3940

Martin Boekers
06-13-2011, 10:51 AM
Frosted glass will work.

They have some etching kits at crafts stores. But any glass shop should have frosted window glass cheap.

Neil Pabia
06-13-2011, 4:38 PM
White nylon may work also.

Greg Bednar
06-13-2011, 5:10 PM
I need to find something that'll diffuse the light where the design is cut out.

Anthony

Home Depot - look for the 2 ' X 4' fluorescent light diffuser panels. They are 1/16" thick - that's what I use for my lamps. http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?134160-Circular-Rectangular-Lamps