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19/01/2016

'How-to' - A brief explanation of the lampshade Ta-Da!

Thank you everyone for your interest in my tri-hare and birch tree lampshade. I was asked by quite a few how I made it and although I did link back to my original one, there are some questions that still need answering.

Sutainablemum asked how I managed to get the different colours - you are correct - I did use different papers. The lighter hare and the birch trees are plain white cartridge.
If you look carefully you can see details of an eye on the lighter hare - that is coz this one was my draft sketch not originally part of the final design. At the last minute I decided to add this creature to my scene as I felt sorry for him. So instead of throwing him away, I carefully taped him above the other two.

The darker hares are cut from brown paper - recycled from packaging. It was very crinkled so once I'd cut them out, I dunked them in water and dried them on the top of the wood burner. This made them lovely and crisp and flat.
Having planned the layout, I cut pieces of sticky-tape, quickly dabbed them onto fabric making them less sticky then taped the cutouts on the inside of lampshade.
The designs don't have to be flat taped - my halloween version had '3D' bats emerging and flying across the wall.

Sara (from elf sufficient) - the lampshade was a DIY store 'nice price' one - I have a friend with the most beautiful (read that as ExPenSIVE) shades with hares and I have coveted them for ages. Doing this makes it sooooooo much more affordable AND I get to change them with the seasons :)

Julie (Julie's Scrapbook) thanks for the link for The Three Hares, it makes for really interesting reading. We used to live in Devon and walked all over Dartmoor.  I almost did mine like that, but seeing I'd originally designed it for just the two and their ears didn't quite match up I kept it as two hares bouncing with the third happily floating above :)

Thank you again every one for your comments - they make me very happy :) If you do have a go at decorating a lampshade - I would love to see it, please could you link it back to me xxx

10 comments:

  1. Very taken by them. I'm on my own tri-hare project at the moment - a linocut. Will be printed once my craft space is up and running.x

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  2. Oh my it gets even better - flying bats. I'm so looking forward to Halloween now xx

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  3. Thank you for adding the link. Your lampshade is beautiful
    Julie xxxx

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  4. If I ever have to buy a lampshade, I will buy one with your project in mind! It is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Bit behind on blog reading, but "LOVE" your lampshade. The quick change around is great. Just being able to draw must be a bonus, as I'm hopeless and can manage a stick person and that's about all. Love to see what you'll be up to this year and what changes await the lampshade as the seasons come and go.
    Take care.

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  6. Thanks for showing us how to do this!
    Liz

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  7. Those bats are awesome! Thank you so much for answering our questions, and for the mention :)

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  8. Beautiful - they get better and better. xx

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  9. Thanks lovely! I shall definitely keep my eye out :) xx

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