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« on: August 20, 2008 09:08:15 PM »

 i am a second year graphic design student. in my program we are assigned a computer in one classroom and that becomes our home we NEVER leave. anyway it has become a tradition for alot of students to try to get the coolest lamp possible for the desk space, i however am quite messy, my creativity always vomits all over my desk, and the floor around it and basicly any other free desk nearby (im sure my fellow craftsters all understand) so i didn't want to take up the precious desk space with a lamp so i figured a hanging lamp would be perfect and then i found this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231484.0 and just had to have one. i decided i wanted it more colourful and fun than the white ones i've seen so i decided scrapbook paper would be awesome, very colourful and great patterns and great for a design room. i also made one for my 13 year old sister to match the bright colours in her room she loves it and i'm really excited to get back to school to show mine off.

anyway enough words on with the pictures

my lamp

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My Sister's lamp

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*EDIT* i didn't take any scale photos but they are about 14 inches across and the lightbulb inside is the energy efficient kind that wont produce much heat so fire hazards are significantly reduced.

anyway i'm super excited with how these turned out and am already planning on making many more i LOVE them and they give off a surprising amount of light (alot more than the pictures let on) so what do you think? comments?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008 09:13:59 PM »

That is so freaking awesome! I LOVE IT! Now to find time to make me one...

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008 09:15:53 PM »

lol yeah it was deffinatly time consuming although not as bad as i thought it owuld be probably 2 or 3 hours each. *hint use an exacto knife to cut the pieces out istead of scissors it was so much faster and more accurate just watch your fingers! 

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008 09:39:31 PM »

I'm pleasantly surprised scrapbook paper was thick enough.  I really want to make one, but pastel cardstock didn't seem like my thing. Thanks for the great color ideas. I love the variety of patterns.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008 09:43:16 PM »

The scrapbook paper idea was genius! They look awesome.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008 10:04:05 PM »

Oh wow ...

They are really beautiful!

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008 10:10:08 PM »

Those are beautiful.  Great job.

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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008 10:51:19 PM »

This is so cool!  It almost looks like it's made out of fabric. 

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008 04:28:40 AM »

MEGA NEAT!  You have got some skills.

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008 08:23:26 AM »

ooo pretty!

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