A few weeks ago I had to make a lamp in Sculpture that had an unusual element to it. I chose to make my lamp change when the light was on. When off it appeared to be a plain white paper shade, and when on revealed beautiful mauve japanese magnolias.
mildly blurry picture sorry
Any comments are welcomed
Tutorial...I've never done a tutorial before so it might be a bit confusing.
First of all I have to admit i have no idea how to wire a lamp, my professor did it, and most of the class' as well. This website posts how to rewire lamps, I'm sure its the same the first time
I spraypainted my base right before wiring it so i wouldnt have to worry about taping up the wired elements. I used Rust-Oleum Unique Hammered Finish in 7218 Dark Bronze. But it looked dark grey instead of bronze. Another suggestion would be to cut slits in the in the top of the wooden cube so you could just slide the cardstock and the colored transparency in. Ohhhhh one major thing i forgot...How to attach the shade to the base...and what you do for that is...get a small piece of wood the width of the bottom of the cube, and attach it with nails and drill a hole through the middle and attach it before you wire the lamp. Another piece of advice make your cube fairly big to cover the whole lighting figure and light bulb. Thats why mine has two tiers.
If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask.