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« on: December 12, 2005 12:20:32 PM »

For my brother-in-law's Christmas present I'm embellishing this really cute little desk lamp.  The lampshade itself is covered with a black thin fabric.  I'd like to make it so that when the lampshade is on, there are comic book characters shining through.  The only way I've come up with on how to do this is to print off images on transparencies, then use spray adhesive to adhere these to the inside of the lampshade (so you don't see the image except when the light is on).  Anyone have any experience with this?  I guess my main concern is that if the transparencies get too hot, will they melt?  If possible, I'd like to avoid setting their apartment on fire...   Undecided  I'm lousy at drawing and the lampshade is at an awkward angle so I won't be able to trace anything on the inside.  Thanks for any tips you might have!
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005 12:22:24 PM »

I have no idea how this will work. Its a really cool idea. I know that overhead projectors get pretty hot and the transparencies are fine. It should be okay.

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2005 09:55:59 AM »

I ended up finding on hgtv that someone had said it was ok to put transparencies inside lampshades, so I used a transparency and adhered it to the lamp with the craft glue that comes in the gold bottle.  Seems to have worked out okay so far...  Thanks for the help, anyway!
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