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
Step 1: Used in this project:
Step 2: Materials
All we used for this project was a cheap lampshade, some lace, a sponge brush, a few push pins, and of course Inkodye!
Step 3: Prep
To extend and lighten the dye add water. This step is optional, but it allows your bottle of Inkodye to last even longer!
Step 4: Mix
Stir the dye and water mixture to ensure even coloring.
Step 5: Paint
Coat the lampshade with the Inkodye mixture, making sure to cover the canvas completely.
Step 6: Pin
Next, use simple push pins to secure the lace. We pinned along the seem of the lampshade in order to keep the front flawless.
Step 7: Snip
Cut off the extra fabric so that the print is undisturbed. Then, align and pin the bottom.
Step 8: Develop
Watch the colors deepen and develop in the sun! We left the lamp out for about 5 minutes, rotated it, and left it out for 5 more.
Step 9: Unravel
Remove the lace from the lampshade to expose the beautiful printed pattern. This is our favorite part!
Step 10: Scrub
Wash with Inkowash and water to remove excess Inkodye. Don't be afraid to scrub hard; Inkodye is very permanent! Let dry.
Step 11: Illuminate!
Now you can display your newest piece of art anywhere around the house. Voilà!