Monday, June 23, 2014

French Graphic Lampshade~

Hi Friends
Hope you enjoyed a nice first weekend of summer.

LJ and I brought in the first day of summer in a special way
with a drive in the country and picnic along the way.
The weather was perfect and we promised ourselves to enjoy many more picnics this season.


Well it looks like I have been on a roll with my lampshade creations
creating another shade design using a French graphic.

To begin, I gathered a pretty linen shade which topped 
a bathroom lamp I use in our second floor guest bathroom.

Next I used the pretty La Bain graphic I purchased from etsy.
and printed it in the reverse with my inkjet printer
on Transfer Fabric Artist Paper.

At this point, I cut as close to the graphic as possible
for applying it to the shade with a dry iron on a hot setting.

This was the tricky part, I had to be careful not to press the hot iron too hard on the shade
since the inside was shaped with an acrylic type layer under the linen and leaving the heat in place too long or pressing too hard would cause the backing to melt. Not a good thing~~

However this would work nicely using a fabric shade with a wire form, but still pressing lightly with the tip of the iron so as not to stretch the shade's fabric.

Once ironed in place, I lightly lift to see if all transferred.
If not, you can gently place back on the shade and apply the iron again.

Remember you use a dry iron, not steam.
The transfer fabric paper comes with directions  for application.

For areas that did not copy completely,
 I just use a sharpie pen and lightly fill in the missing areas.

Here is the lamp in place on the bathroom vanity.

I love how it turned out with a bit of faded charm giving it an aged look.

In the evening the glow is so cozy and lights the way for guests
to find their way to La Bain~

Thank you for stopping by.
I love your visits and comments.
Welcome to all new followers.

See you soon!

Wishing ya'll Summer Southern DayDreams~

Celestina Marie 


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