Monday, May 28, 2012

Easy Lamp Shade Re-do


Stencilling on fabrics is so easy; great for many projects.  If you are new to stencilling; buy a good stencil brush, practice on some paper or fabric to get the hang of it (remember to "pounce up and down" only)~~use fabric paints on anything you intend to wash such as pillows or towels.

I buy most of my stencils from Etsy and Ebay sellers; there are hundreds to choose from.

Above picture~~I stencilled on a vintage linen napkin to use for the front of my lampshade project~~



I want to use burlap on the backside, so I start with the burlap on three sides of the shade using clothespins to hold (they work beautifully til you're ready to hotglue).




After I have hot-glued the top, bottom then the sides~~I  trim off excess fabric.




Now I'm ready to use the linen stencilled fabric~~following the same technique~~



Add some trims to the sides first; then top and bottom.













Stencilled "anything" sells right out of the shop booths~~chairs with stencilled seats (fabric or on wood); lampshades, pillows, etc. 

And anything with linen and burlap appeals to my buyers too~~it's a great mix with the galvanized / metal items arranged in my booths; softens up the "industrial stuff" that I so love to display.

~patty~

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