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The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern
The scotch thistle lantern

The scotch thistle lantern

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I'm pretty proud of this thistle design..... and it has just a touch of plaid as well!

For those of you with a bit of Scottish in you, Outlander fans, or just admire the strong lines of the Scotch thistle.... this is the lantern for you. I did a ton of research for this design.....from Botanical drawings to tea towel souvenirs to 13th century block prints. I really hadn't conceived of how many interpretations of the thistle have been rendered over the years but believe me, its lots.

Then.... I wanted a back drop for the flower.... I was thinking plaid or tartan.... but boy was that challenging. Trying to get the cuts in the wood to mimic woven wool? What was I thinking! In fact it turned out rather well though initially there was a bit much to much tartan......... So back to the drawing board - less tartan, but I added a few small, more simple thistles.... for interest but not to fight with the main thistle.... truly the star of the show.

 

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