While shopping the other day I had a light bulb go off in my head. Literally... a light! I found these simple pretty glass lamps at IKEA - and for some reason I saw Sarah Kay Images all around the shade. I got so excited, because I knew with the Letraset SafMat product I could easily make that happen!
So how did I make my lamp - Well first I colored up 5 Sarah Kay images with ProMarkers -
Colors Used : Oatmeal, Ivory, Blush, Sandstone, Carmel, Apricot, Blossom, Dusty Rose, Antique Pink, Pink Carnation, Blue Bell, Lavender, Buttercup, Meadow Green, Marsh Green, Denim Blue, Powder Blue, Tan, Burnt Sienna, Poppy, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 5, Pastel Beige, and Blender Pen
I then measured my lamp shade. To determine the height I want to print my images on the SafMat -
Then Scan or Photo your images, and then print them to the size needed to fit the lamp shade.
Then it is just a matter of spacing the images around the shade and sticking them in place.
To cover the seams - I used a wide dotted satin ribbon. This is for decoration embellishment as well as to cover the edges of all the SafeMat printed images. I used a clear craft glue to stick the ribbon.
My Lamp is a clear glass - open on the bottom. I filled the glass with Mulberry Roses and Flowers, then used a piece of scrap card stock cut in the same size circle opening and attached it to cover the hole. You could also fill it with buttons, shells, whatever your mind can come up with!
I am pretty happy how this came out - I could see this in a little girls room, nursery or such. But for now I am happy with it sitting in my craft room - I have to say I have been looking at all kinds of lamps now! I have a totally different one in the works right now! What a great personalized gift item! A child's desk lamp with their favorite character and their own name maybe - oh the ideas are endless!
Thanks so much for looking - hope you enjoyed my light bulb moment!