Solar Lamps

I was approached by the Ayr Townscape Heritage Initiative to do another little project for them. This time it was for their annual Earth Hour event. Last year they created a solar garden with glow in the dark paintings and wind chimes created by local school pupils. This time it was a shop window display of solar powered lamps, again with designs by pupils from local schools. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it along to see the shop window in the High Street with all the lamps but I did get a look before the designs were applied to the lamps and they looked pretty good!

I did my own design of a modified version of Ayr’s skyline and used my brand new Silhouette Cameo to cut it out on vinyl for me. It took a while to even make the design cuttable (only having used the software for text until that point and having decided to design it in PhotoShop to start with) but with a little help from Joy over at Joy’s Life I eventually managed to get it to cut right and learned a few things on the way. I cut four of the same design and applied the vinyl to four solar lamps. I thought they turned out pretty well.

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