I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.
Did you know there are already more than 80 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month? Each zipped project includes the files relating to the project as well as a comprehensive PDF guide that covers all the key steps help you complete your project - including tips on materials, tooling and finishes. Since 2018 free projects also come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.
This month we bring you yet another inspiring free project brought to you by Vectric's Michael Tyler. Luminaria, also known as "Festival Lights" are outdoor displays which are used as part of many various holiday seasons. With a Candle set inside a decorated paper bag the Luminaria is a simple scene setting feature for any occasion.
This version features a punched-tin style hole pattern through 0.25 "- thick material. The holes are part of the decorative panel designs and let light peek through from the inside. The interior is lit with a battery operated flickering tea light instead of a candle, perfect lighting for a cold winters evening.
The assembled dimensions of each luminaria are approx:
5.25" x 5.25" x 9.5" (approx)
If you go ahead and create this project, then it would be great to see a photo of your finished piece over on the Vectric Forum. Alternatively feel free to email us a picture of your finished piece at firstname.lastname@example.org.
which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?
Versions Aspire 4.5+, VCarve 7.5+ of the software
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