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Topic: 'As light as a feather' lamp + TUTORIAL  (Read 10198 times)
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« on: February 25, 2009 03:23:25 AM »

I already posted about the mural I did for my sister's bedroom.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289329.msg3283325#msg3283325

But that's not all she got: I also made her a feather lamp.



I had seen similar designs on the web and here on craftster, and decided to try and make one myself.

I used a pink Japanese paper lamp as base.



I drew about a million - or so it felt - leaves from craft tissue paper, using a stencil and tracing pencils (used for sewing) and then cut them out with scissors.



Then I added glue at the top of the leave using a glue roller.



And started sticking. (I fixed the lamp to a microphone stand to keep the lamp sturdy while sticking)



Because I used different colours for the paper lamp and tissue paper, you get a great effect when it's lit.



I really liked how it turned out...

But it gets even better, my talented boyfriend his artist name is Toonpoot - made a matching painting!



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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009 03:46:59 AM »

This looks really cool! How long did it take you to glue everything on? They all look so  even!  Cool
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narhloki
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009 04:35:38 AM »

Wow that's very cool. I like how it looks a lot, and the matching painting is perfect! Congrats!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009 05:08:24 AM »

LOVE IT! *runs off to make one*
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009 08:09:30 AM »

That does look super cool!
I could imagine that this would be a great way to recycle plastic bottles...Must try!
Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009 09:15:57 AM »

What a lucky sister you have!  The rooms looks fabulous.  And I love your bf's painting too!
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009 11:00:26 AM »

wow that's smart... err.... crafty!... artistic!

it looks really cool when it's lit... and when it's not, it really looks like a big fat bird ball.

good job caroline_dw  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009 12:36:19 PM »

wow it looks so cool when lit!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009 02:20:47 PM »

Thanks everybody for the nice comments!

princesskikaru: I worked on it  for about two weeks, I must confess only for maximum an hour at a time, it's a bit of repetitive work and my mind tends to wander :-)

narhloki: if you do make one make sure top post it on Craftster, I would love to see it!

adiemonster: Mmm, I'm not quite sure what you mean by the plastic bottles comment...
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009 08:29:12 AM »

wow! you really spoiled your sis!
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