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« on: May 04, 2008 06:57:16 PM »

This is my first challenge entry, I was so excited when I saw it was lamps! I have made a couple so I just had to pick which one was my favorite.  Smiley

So I actually made this lamp a while ago while I was living in Korea. I took a hanji class (Korean paper craft) while I was there. I saw something like it in a shop, but it was like $150 US, so I took a picture and modeled it off of that. I have since lost the picture but have posted something similar at the end for reference.

Just to explain construction a bit: it is a cardboard frame with rocks at the bottom and birds made out of lengths of wire (and a whole bunch of hot glue). You cover the whole thing in scrunched up hanji (mulberry) paper dipped in a sort of rice flour glue and let it dry. Then you sponge it with a weak bleach solution to change the color to a aged brown.  The shade itself has a plastic base (pre-cut) that you have to tape togeter in the pumpkin shape and cover with white mulberry paper.

I always think this is the kind of thing that people would love to learn about in the US--in my opinion another cool Korean thing that is way underrated!

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In the light-

In progress (after paper, before bleaching)

A reference sample

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008 07:00:22 PM »

Wow! That's gorgeous! I would love to learn something like that.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008 07:11:40 PM »

I love the look of this! Fabulous! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008 07:20:00 PM »

That's beautiful!
   Is the whole base rocks and then the frame itself cardboard?
     I love rocks!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008 07:20:33 PM »

Very beautiful. I really like the feel of serenity and nature it exudes.

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008 07:57:36 PM »

Very pretty and peaceful, I love it!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008 08:17:04 PM »

it looks like a designer lamp! the paper/wire sculture looks so pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008 09:26:46 PM »

This is gorgeous! I would definately love to learn how.
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008 09:50:21 PM »

I like it, very pretty!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008 10:08:26 PM »

   Is the whole base rocks and then the frame itself cardboard?

The base is cut out of cardboard and the rocks are set on top of the base, then the whole thing was covered with paper.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone! Cheesy
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