the first thing I did was rub it down with sandpaper and stick crumpled strips of butchers paper, cut out lace motifs and string over it (in a delicate pattern of course!)
I then painted it with white emulsion, and when it was dry ...
I was now ready to make the lampshade.
This is a pic. of the fabric I used, draped over the shade I bought, and before I 'altered' the base. The 'revelation burning' technique is achieved by layering fabrics, stitching and using a soldering iron to reveal the motifs - in my case the leaves on my fabric. I made lots of seperate leaves to stitch around the bottom of the shade, instead of the beaded fringe the other ladies put on their Tiffany style shades.
It isn't quite finished (it takes me ages .....) I just have to sew the leaves around the bottom of the shade, where you can see the pins. I also touched up the laces on the base with bronze paint
I have to finish it by the end of April to take it to the AGM along with all the others ......
Three of the ladies made me postcards from the fabric they used for their lampshade, by way of a thankyou for organising it ........ aren't they just lovely?
The postcards - and the ladies!
I shall have to show you the postcards in the next posting, I can't get to add more pix. in this post!
PS. I've managed to get them in under ...........