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« on: September 12, 2014 07:57:20 PM »

So, I saw some lampshades on Pinterest decorated with comic book pages. And I just happen to have a small spare lampshade and some beat up comic books. Decoupaging them on things like boxes, they're fine.But something light shine through? Not so good. I tried painting the back of a test panel with white paint. I tried gluing another test panel to a white sheet of paper. You can still see the printing on the other side when they're help up to the light.
The obvious solution is to make color copies. But, I do not have a working printer, and going to Kinkos to make color copies would get expensive fast.
Anyone know of a technique for this? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014 03:41:40 PM »

I am thinking that what you may try doing is backing your panel onto a darker colour - yes it will diminish the amount of light shining through the shade, but it may hide the back more.  If you want the colours to be nice and bright, then maybe paint the back white, let that dry, then line the back with the darker colour.  If you want light to reflect better, you may want line the inside in white again.

How big of a lampshade are you making?  If it is small, it may not be that expensive.

What about tracing the images and colouring them yourself?
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014 06:15:51 PM »

Well,the test square with white paper behind it, I covered the back of it in black,also. You can still see the images a bit from the other side. Fine for decoupaging onto a box,but not a lampshade.
Yeah,I may give this project a pass,or break down and do color photocopies.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2014 02:20:55 PM »

I've read that silver spray paint is the best thing to use on the back to prevent show-through, but it's not going to let light through, either.

Maybe use the spray, then cut out the white areas and just mount colored areas on the shade?  Lotta work.
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