Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Not Stamped at All


Well, I did the unexpected; here's a project that I didn't stamp at all. I did use some of my normal stamping supplies. My husband needed a lamp for his side of the bed...and we couldn't find any shade that we liked. So, I took a plain white lamp shade to the basement studio for transformation.
I didn't stamp it at all (even though I was tempted) so that he wouldn't think it was girly!! I took a decorative pillow off the bed to combine/match colors. And the layering began...Before:
I started with Palette Cognac and one of my favorite tools...a Color Duster to lay down the base color.


Then, I went more DRASTIC and took the Cognac ink pad and touched the lamp shade directly. I love that these ink pads are oval. I also went down the lines of the shade because when the lamp was ON...you could see the metal bars.



It was looking less white, but now I needed some darker color. I grabbed the Burnt Sienna Palette ink pad and wiped it sideways, and went over the dark areas again. When compared to the pillow...colors were good, but it was too bright...so I used a color duster again and added in Prussian Blue Palette ink (this step really can't be seen much...but it worked).


Next, I used a piece of Hydra Sponge and my Brilliance Galaxy Gold refill to add the finishing touches. I love how the lamp shade looks completely different when the lamp is on.


The finished product...installed! It really glows like that in real life. Tim was very excited!


10 comments:

StampinCarol said...

This is so cool! Love how it turned out!!

Lisadwb said...

I bet Hubby is grateful to be married to such a talented lady. Good job.

Rita Kegg said...

Cool idea and great job on making it. You must really be enjoying your new home! Congrats on dong the SOTM this month on TAC site. Blessings

Barb said...

Great job on the lamp shade, Ginger! Very clever ;)

Cynthia said...

Ginger, Great Project! Now I am going to look for a lamp shade to stamp on. I am such a copy cat of wonderful ideas!

Percy said...

What a great job!!! Love the way it turned out!!!

Kim said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Ginger! I love home decor stuff...TFS!

Diane said...

Way cool! Really nice job! :-)

Rita said...

Stunning! rita w

Glittered Paws said...

OMG how nice is this - looks like a "custom" designed lampshade that you would have paid $$$ to purchase. What talent.