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« on: March 12, 2006 04:43:31 PM »

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 Sad

Any comments are welcomed Smiley.

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 Smiley. http://www.ehow.com/how_117605_fix-lamp.html 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.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2006 04:49:43 PM »

oh wow that's awesome! you know you have to post a tutorial!

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2006 05:33:40 PM »

Very cool, good job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2006 05:36:36 PM »

That's really beautiful!  Nice work!
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2006 05:42:51 PM »

Whoa! How?

That's too neat!

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2006 05:46:36 PM »

Whoa! That IS cool. Magic. I like that. A tute would be awesome if you posted it! Bookmarked!
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2006 05:58:35 PM »

Ahh! It is magic! Amazing. I love it. Beautiful.


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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2006 09:03:11 AM »

that is soo beautiful! Hope you got a good grade!
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006 10:46:12 AM »

*gasp!*  i was looking and looking for some subtle magnolia pattern in the first pic...then i scrolled down and gasped aloud- so amazingly cool and beautiful!  great job!

« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006 11:37:46 AM »

brilliant idea!

So behind the white paper shade there is a transparency printed with an image of magnolias? The tutorial is really good- I'm just a little unclear on the magic part. Wink

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