The sides were made from black mat board that I lined with an emerald green paper. One thing I hadn't considered when determining the size and shape of the luminaire was the difficulty in finding paper that was textured, like rice paper and handmade paper, in a large enough size to cover it completely.
I was still unsure about the top. Because I used a very smooth satin finished black mat board on the sides, I thought that the shape of the cutouts should compliment that. Instead of going with an organic, swirly shape I decided to use rectangles with varied widths. The top was made from the same mat board as the sides were.