I have these three shades to transform for a client:
I have 2 of these
They belong to the 3 bases I showed you the other day:
A little searching on the net, yielded this great YouTube with instructions showing how to create a pattern for the shades:
Next, I moved from my warm, comfortable dining room table, down to the dungeon, aka, my not so warm and comfortable studio in my basement. I am using RocLon® Multi-Purpose Cloth for my fabric. I base coated one large piece with 2 coats of latex paint, cut out the shapes using my patterns, then glazed (obviously allowing some drying time inbetween).
For this shade, I used three different leaf stencils I created a zillion years ago. As you can see, I still am not cleaning my stencils, just reusing them as is. For those of you appalled by this method, please feel free to come and clean all of my stencils for me. 🙂
For the shade on the right, I used a stencil I had on hand from Cutting Edge Stencils, the Poppy Allover.
For the panelled shade, I used a small scroll stencil I picked up at Michaels.
This is as far as I’ve gotten so far. Today I will be back in the dungeon studio embellishing these designs. More to come….