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Topic: *Photo Negative Lampshade Replaces Hideous Former Lampshade - TUTE*  (Read 5774 times)
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« on: November 16, 2005 08:33:46 AM »

Hi everyone! This project was partially inspired by the xray lampshade i saw here somewhere (can't find the original post) and partially by the ReadyMade MacGuyver challenge of the month. While it's not the most practical solution (I need to buy a softer bulb now), it looks pretty cool if i say so myself!

Full-length shot with awesome old lamp


Close-up of shade


With the light on



Let me know what you think! I was debating how to make it sturdier overall...any ideas?

Thanks for looking!





A tute, huh? well it's definitely one of those try and try again things, but here's what i wrote to ReadyMade when I submitted it:

Photo Negative Lampshade

Materials:
Cool old lamp
Hideous original lampshade
1 box small silver paperclips
1 handful large silver safety pins
However many strips of negatives you want to use

Tools:
Mostly 2 hands, but 3 at times

How to:
Rip apart hideous lampshade until you're left with only the metal
frame. Slip a pair of paperclips onto the top of the frame. Attach a
negative strip to the paperclips by the existing holes in the
negative. Repeat all the way around the top of the frame. To add a
second tier (to make the lampshade longer), use a similar method as
above. But between the first tier & the second tier negative strips,
use the paperclips in a criss-cross pattern so all the elongated
strips are secured to their neighbors. Once you've added as many
layers as you want, hang a pair of large safety pins (upside down) off
the bottom of each strip. Clip these pins to the bottom of the
lampshade metal frame. This will further secure the strips in place
and also give the overall lampshade a nice flair/flare. I hope this
made sense!
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2005 08:46:56 AM »

that is so cool!  I never know what to do with the negatives, but I cringe when I throw them away! Tute, please!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2005 09:07:40 AM »

Great lampshade!  I love it.  I have a ton of negatives lying around and can't bear to toss them out.   Awesome idea!

-Sean  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2005 09:19:57 AM »

that's such a great idea! it looks really good when it's switched on! well done.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2005 07:52:12 AM »

Thanks! I saw similar ones here using slides or xrays, but i'd love to see where people go with negatives....just make sure you post pics!
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005 09:08:51 AM »

thabk you, I'm going to try it
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005 03:23:30 PM »

Here's a question.   What if you just wanted to apply your negatives to an existing, canvas lampshade (I really like the shape of it).   What would you use?   Mod podge?   Tacky GLue?
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2005 02:05:55 PM »

hmmm....if your negatives have the little border with the holes i would actually suggest sewing them on. unless you can find a glue that is very neat and dries very invisible, you might make a big mess for yourself.

and post pics when your done! your project sounds interesting....
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2005 03:30:54 PM »

Oh heck, I'm a total newb and have never sewed (which is funny cuz I just bought a sewing .   I wonder if hot glue would melt a negative? 
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2005 03:35:46 PM »

Oh heck, I'm a total newb and have never sewed (which is funny cuz I just bought a sewing .   I wonder if hot glue would melt a negative? 
probably not, but the light bulb, depending on it's intensity, might melt the glue.
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