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Title: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: Martine on January 28, 2006 11:40:18 AM
I started out with this lamp from IKEA:



Then, with some Mod Podge and a bunch of awesome postage stamps of nude art, I made this:

(Click the pictures to get full size images that are not distorted from the automatic resize)

The lamp:
(http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/nudielamp1.jpg)
Side 1 (my favorite side):
(http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/nudielamp2.jpg)
Side 2:
(http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/nudielamp3.jpg)
Side 3:
(http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/nudielamp4.jpg)
Side 4:
(http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/nudielamp5.jpg)

The worst part was removing the bamboo sticks from the inside of the lamp so that there wouldn't be shadows on the stamps (I left it on the top part).  I think I seperated a little bit of my thumb from the nail because I was ever so carefully sliding my thumb inbetween the bamboo and the rice paper.

Anyway, really simple project but I love love love the way it turned out.


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: anna-begins on January 28, 2006 11:50:45 AM
Wow - that turned out really good.  Very creative! 


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: carha on January 28, 2006 01:20:06 PM
It's really awesome!


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: S.C.K. on January 28, 2006 03:06:21 PM
it's great!


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: krajackex on January 28, 2006 03:08:34 PM
I love the idea, it came out really great.


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: bestsundaydress on January 30, 2006 04:57:05 PM
So cool! I love it!

Where did you get the stamps?   ???  Or were they just lying around? 


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: Martine on January 30, 2006 06:52:27 PM
Thanks for the nice comments!

Where did you get the stamps?   ???  Or were they just lying around? 

MantoFev.com


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: maritaclarita on February 07, 2006 09:55:31 PM
That's so cute!  I have a whole bunch of old Pope/Vatican City stamps from a semester studying in Rome...I'm going to see what I can do!


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: MartiniMonsters on February 13, 2006 09:27:06 AM
Oh, that is really nice. I love pretty stamps and that is the coolest way I've seen to display them.


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: kirstenmonster on February 13, 2006 09:29:39 AM
That's so cool I just had to hit the "This Rocks" button for you :D


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: lalalibertine on February 15, 2006 01:53:51 PM
Wow!! I love this! Stamps are pretty rad, and this is such a great way to display them!!!


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: LuckyLally on February 21, 2006 09:06:44 AM
Love the nudie stamps....Just might buy some for my own crafting pursuits (or to actually use on mail!)


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: girlypirate on February 21, 2006 09:14:31 AM
awesome.  i would die for a huge collection of nude art stamps.  but instead, i will enjoy your very cool lamp.


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: Martine on February 22, 2006 11:02:06 AM
Love the nudie stamps....Just might buy some for my own crafting pursuits (or to actually use on mail!)

Don't know if you could do that, none of the ones I found were from the US.  I think we're too stuck up to put nudes on our postage stamps, blah.


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: LuckyLally on February 23, 2006 09:00:07 AM
just out of curiousity : what country (if any) was cool enough to put nudes on their postage stamps?


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: hercuteness on March 15, 2006 08:43:32 AM
here's a question:  Do they stay on?  I guess the lamp is pretty low-watt, so you may not get too much heat. . .but with lamps i'm always worried that whatever i put on the lampshade will melt or burst into flames!


 :-\


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: Corneilus_Wright on October 19, 2006 10:13:36 PM
I would love to own that!


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: lemon floor wax on October 20, 2006 08:33:09 AM
Thanks for the nice comments!

Where did you get the stamps?   ???  Or were they just lying around? 

MantoFev.com
I <3 manto fev! Sara is super nice and has all kinds of cool thingies. I love your lamp...makes me want to hit Ikea this weekend!


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: Morrigen on October 31, 2006 11:53:54 AM
That looks awesome! I love it!


Title: Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp!
Post by: red_phooka on November 08, 2006 08:17:53 PM
Ikea's stuff always makes the best canvases, and I certainly love what you did with yours! Fabulous idea!