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Lampshade Updo Redo

Lampshade on lamp

A simple redo  for a tired, generic lamp shade to make it contemporary and unique!

MATERIALS:

Paint: Art Noise Permanent Acrylic Gouache (Lemon Butter)
Brush:Flat 2″ nylon brush (fine hairs will not leave stroke lines)

Lamp shade: Shades covered in a light weave and colour fabric work best. 

Palette: for dispersing paint and loading onto brush.
Optional: painters tape to mark paint stroke edge limit.

The matte finish, lotion-like consistency and new range of colours in Art Noise make them ideal for this project.
brush loaded with paint

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1
Prepare lamp shade by cleaning with a dry paint brush to remove excess dust and debris.
STEP 2
Rotate the shade so the edge that is to be painted is at the top. 
STEP 3
Pour paint onto palette. Lightly load brush with colour and apply. Start at the edge and use downward fanning strokes with the flat, wide surface of the brush. Lightly lift brush from surface at the end of the stroke. You want to avoid sharp paint edges.

 

soft edges wth paint

STEP 4
Place the unpainted edge down  to dry.
Depending on the material and colour of the lampshade, a second coat may be needed.  

Lampshade on lamp