Introduction: Lace Inkodye Lampshade

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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!