InstructionsThe lamp kits are instructional themselves but I read a simple electrician's book to make sure I understood the 'why's' of what I was doing since I could literally hurt someone with my craft, after it was out of my hands. I glued the lamp parts together with a combination clear glue that included 'tile'.
I then sealed and covered the lamp with Mod Podge. The lamp design I got from a ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Funky
The lamp was made from three terra cotta pots and a saucer. Then I used a lamp kit, special paper-like leaf motifs, gems, Martha Stewart stylized bugs on leaves, and Mod Podge. IThe separate terra cotta pots were decorated and sprayed with terra cotta sealer. The one pot was decoupaged with recipes and Mod Podge.
What was your inspiration?
The lamp project, was a project from a magazine, not original with me, and I can't find the magazine right now. But you glue the pots together and use a long rod through the center to put the electrical cord through the holes and then you have to make an additional hole in the saucer for the cord to exit.
I have really enjoyed using opaque paint pens. I don't know how long they have been around but they are my true medium of choice for right now, anyway!
What are you most proud of?
That what I am creating with the paint pens I am successful with, concerning what talent I have to offer up at this time in my life.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Lamp making experience under your belt would be wise, otherwise quite frustrating trying for the very first time.
Otherwise try these mediums I have talked about. Very fun and productive.