Yes, here is more proof that "no surface is safe".
Years ago, on a visit back home to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, I purchased a wrought iron table lamp. It is a smaller version of a floor lamp designed to hold baskets. I hang decorations from it throughout the year and ornaments at Christmastime.
Searching for a unique way to display my tiles for the CZT®Seminar in Providence last year, I decided to use this lamp. It had a plain white shade - a perfect canvas for some tangling!
Here are the particulars:
I used a Sharpie extra fine point PAINT marker and once again - Sandy Bartholmew's book Totally Tangled for inspiration.
Starting from the top band, I used different border patterns and then began in the body of the lampshade.
As you can see in this picture, I spaced my patterns around the shade leaving room between them. Once I was satisfied with the amount of 'flowers', I added a few more details to each until the spaces were filled in.
I found that I had to use a light hand with the Sharpie, careful not to let the pen tip rest on the fabric for too long, or the lines would be too thick for my liking.
I repeated these steps for the bottom band and body of the lampshade.
I then used a tiny hole punch on my tiles and threaded black ribbon, tied a loop, and hung them on the lamp. Here is the final result:
Maybe you have a dreary lampshade that could use some sprucing up - give it a new life with some tangles!
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