How To Make An Inca Inspired Bird Lampshade
I just wanted to show you all a quick tutorial on how to make a simple paper decorative lampshade for your lamp. This one is Inca inspired with a printed stamped bird design on it. You can however follow this tutorial, but use your own different stamp design if you wish.
To Make A Paper Lampshade You Will Need
- White Paper
- Spray Adhesive
- PVA Glue
- Wallpaper Paste
- Ready Mixed Watercolour Paints in a Droppered Bottle in Golden Brown and Darker Brown
- Conical Paper Lampshade
- High Density Foam Rubber Block
- Craft Knife
- Flat Plate
- Small Paint Roller
Making A Stamp For An Inca Inspired Bird Lampshade
Start by photocopying or printing out a design for your Inca inspired bird lampshade (or any other design of your choice). Then spray the back of the picture lightly with spray adhesive and stick it onto the high density foam block. Now, carefully cut around the design using a craft knife. Use the knife to scoop away the background so that your design stands out well. This will become your stamp.
Next, put about a spoonful of PVA glue onto the flat plate. Then add a similar amount of wallpaper paste and some drops of a golden brown paint. Mix it together thoroughly. Then run a small paint roller through the mixture to coat the stamp evenly before using it. You may want to do a trial print to make sure that it comes out well before printing on your lampshade.
Decorating An Inca Inspired Bird Lampshade
Next, print the bird (or whatever design you have chosen) onto the lampshade in several places by evenly pressing the stamp onto the surface and carefully removing it. The wallpaper paste helps to make the paint more gelatinous to create an interesting texture to the lampshade when you lift the stamp off.
Finally, add a few drops of the darker brown paint to the mixture, and mix well. Stamp some more in the gaps using the darker colour. This will give extra depth to your design.