Picture of Lace Inkodye Lampshade
This project is shockingly simple, yet produces really beautiful and unique results. We were able to transfer the pattern of lace onto our lampshade by using the photographic property of Inkodye. It's like magic! The lamp we used was found at Ikea for $15, but any cotton or linen lampshade will work perfectly.

Total tutorial time: 20 minutes

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Kiddydoo1 year ago
This is so much cooler than what I was planning on doing with a few lampshades I didn't want to part with. I'm thinking like LadySith...this is going to open up a whole lot of possibilities! And cheaper, faster, more creative.....
Thank you so much for sharing!
RingoWild1 year ago
That is incredible! Thanks!
LadySith1 year ago
Super neat! Now I'm looking at everything around me and wondering if it could make a cool Lumi print :)
Neat! How does it work if the lace is not between the light-source and the photosensitive ink?
Lumi (author)  NathanaelScheffler2 years ago
When we printed it the lace was between the light-source and the Inkodye. The lace was pinned to the pre-coated lampshade and put into the sun. The black lace pinned to the lampshade blocked the sunlight from hitting the lampshade in certain areas... creating the print!
Okay, got it!
I think I saw this in the first kickstarter I ever knew about- if so I'm happy it's working so well.
Chrystalkay2 years ago
This is a nice upgrade from the lithograph paper we used in Brownies! LOL. That didn't work well over time. Just think how neat it would be to put ferns and leaves between sheets of Saran wrap and wrap that around the shade!
Thank you for posting this. I didn't even know Inkodye existed.
kirnex2 years ago
This is seriously cool. I'd never heard of inkodye until tonight in another Instructable.

I just have one question about using a lampshade. Since it will be near a light bulb, which is of course light, how do you prevent the negative areas from eventually turning just like the other parts did over time, due to exposure to the light source? I mean, I know you painted it on the outside, but I foresee it being a problem over time, being exposed to the light as it shines through the shade. Is there a sealer or something you can put over the negative areas to prevent it from turning over time?
Lumi (author)  kirnex2 years ago
Washing out the dye in step 10 is what ensures Inkodye doesn't continue to develop :)
This is very neat and cool. Great job done here. Thank you so for sharing.
HollyMann2 years ago
Great job! This is beautiful! And the Inkodye seems amazing!