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Friday, February 19, 2010

Lamp shade Tut

Hope you are still interested on knowing how we transformed this lampshade a couple of days ago, because today we are reveling the secret...

  • We printed our design using "Photo Fabric" (paper backed fabric for use in inkjet printers).
JoAnn's fabrics offers 3 different kinds:
Cotton Twill, this is the one we use.
Silk
Canvas


The fabric is very white, to make it match the lampshade better, we chose a background for our design with a yellowish vintage tone.

  • We made a pattern of the side of the lampshade we wanted to embellish. We used paper, but now we realize that using a piece of muslin makes the pattern making a whole lot easier...craft and learn!!


  • Once we were happy with the pattern, we cut the printed fabric, peeled the backing and applied it to the shade using spray adhesive.
Thinking about the possibilities of fabric printing, we also came up with this alternative for when we want to use a specific color or material:

  • Attach a clear sheet of label material for inkjet printers to your fabric. make sure you get rid of wrinkles!
  • Cut the fabric to fit the sheet. Your fabric should be now: 8.5" X 11"
  • Print your design
  • Peel the Label Sheet and use your printed fabric as needed.

Here's the design we made, in case you would like to use it.
(please: personal use only, no commercial)


Are your wheels spinning yet?
Well, what are you waiting for???
Go print something...
Go make something beautiful!!

37 comments:

Terri Gordon said...

I love your lamp shade, it is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing how you did it, I love bloggers who help teach us techniques. It looks amazing. I am excited to try this technique. Thank you, your fan. Terri

littlethings1 said...

I loved that lamp , now I just need to find the supplies .. no Joann's near me ... :( ! So now I am off on a journey to find the photo fabric !Thanks so much for sharing !You always have the most wonderful ideas !
Eunice

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Well just look at that! Who knew? It is totally fabulous.....I LOVE It! Thank you so much for sharing the information....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Rebecca said...

Hello
Love the lampshade! It turned out very cool.
Blessings
Rebecca

the wild raspberry said...

thanks for sharing this girls...
very informative. i hope to try this out some time!
and thanks for sharing the birdie. it is really sweet.
have a great weekend~
chas

maryboys said...

thank you sooo much...this is really lovely! i think that even i could do this...maybe:)

mary

bikim said...

THANKS!
ROSA

bikim said...

THANKS!!!!
ROSA

bikim said...

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ROSA

bikim said...

... FOR SHARING THIS GREAT SECRET! AND THE DRAWING AND EVERYTHING! YOURE BOTH REALLY GENEROUS!
HAPPY WK,
ROSA

Debra@Common Ground said...

Thank you so much for the info and the graphic, I just love it. Endless possibilities. Now I have to put my thinking/creative cap on!
hugs,
Debra

Rita said...

I am on my way! You know I printed on painter cloth with my hp, great idea! Right...it stopped printing after a while! I will get the right fabric at Jo-ann. Does it fade if you was it after you print on it? Ciao

Stacey Steimle said...

Wow! you make it sound easy, however I am sure there was a lot of trial and error. At least that would be the case if I tried. Thanks for the info. Maybe one day if I am brave enough, I will try it??

LuLu Kellogg said...

What giving souls you both are to share this Tut with us!

I am so far away from a Joann's so I will order some off the internet! I am loving this shade.

Love you Girls to pieces!
LuLu♥

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I may now have to try this.

Lori said...

ooooh, thanks for the info...i need to get me some of that photo fabric...the possibilities are endless...

Miss Gracie's House said...

THANKS! Gonna have to try it!
Rene'

Jennifer Rizzo said...

LOVE IT!!!! You are soooo brilliant ! That's gorgeous!!!

Victoria said...

What a great idea! I have a lamp that needs a shade re-do, I'll have to try this!

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Clara & Marcela:
Lovely tutorial; I have made items using this and your instructions should be used by the manufacturer.
I enjoy your blog!!!
peace
carole

Suzanne MacCrone said...

So perfectly gorgeous! Your work "lights" up my life Marcela!

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Sherry said...

Love this idea! As soon as I saw this I jumped up and ran through the house looking for lamp shades I could transform. Thanks for the inspiration.
Sherry

The DIY Show Off said...

I love it! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Roeshel

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh my.......
we've got to go to JoAnn's girls....WOW!!

John'aLee said...

Love the Lampshade information. I vend at quilt shows several times a year and people are always asking me how to make the lampshades I have sprinkled throughout the booth. So this is a great place to send them.
Thanks!

Roseanna said...

This is so generous...thank you! I often use my own fabric and iron it onto freezer paper (the shiny side melts just enough to hold the fabric firm and straight in the printer) trimming it to fit. It costs a lot less and I am free to use various colors and fabrics.

EnchantedBella said...

Thank you so much I love this lamp shade. I am glad you did a tutorial. I am definitely going to use it.

Rebecca

Barbara Jean said...

Love the shade!

Is this just an alternative to the freezer paper on fabric for printing?

Thanks

blessings

barbara jean

the gypsy magpie said...

You two are awesome. Really! Thank you for the tutorial and also for sharing your version of the graphic (for those of us who are computer-not-so-literate!) I can't wait to make something with it.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh you all are so smart! You know I've covered lampshades like this many times in the past with fabric, but it never occurred to me to use printable fabric! I'm definitely going to try this!

Karen

Under the Willow said...

I'm so inspired by your fabric painting! Beautiful lamp shade.

Laryssa Herbert said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to trying this!

Terri Smith said...

This is my first visit to your lovely site, but believe me not my last! Your projects are simply stunning!

Found your link through Graphics Fairy Brag Monday..and will forever be grateful. The lamp is absolutely gorgeous and one of my NEXT PROJECTS....Thank you so much for the tutorial. I would have been lost without it!


Blessings, joy and sunshine, Terri Smith

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

Wow!! Love this lampshade!! Thanks for sharing the techniques you used, always looking to learn something new, can't wait to try this.

blumensnapdragon said...

You girls just provided the spark that I needed. I am thinking of all kinds of possibilities for a child's room! Thank you.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love this!!
I am signing up to follow your blog!
Leticia

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

This is really cute! What a gorgeous lamp now.

Taylor
www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com