Monday, March 16, 2009

lamp shade silhouette

Saw this idea on U create and LOVED it...So I did it... using just a SHARPIE... I'm serious!
I found the silhouette to trace here.
I think I need to do a little more on the other sides but I had to show you first.
I think I love it.
What do you think? Be honest.

21 comments:

Connie Babe said...

i like it!

i can draw smiley faces...think it'll have the same effect? lol

Kari said...

Wow! That looks so classy. I absolutely LOVE it!

Lemon Annie said...

It looks absolutley amazing! Truly. You would never guess it was done with a sharpie.

Angie said...

Wow, I can't believe you used a sharpie, it looks so good!!

shaka said...

That's so pretty!

Erin said...

I love it!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

WOW! I love it!

Stephanie and Co. said...

A Sharpie!?! You are so artistic. That looks so nice.

Controlling My Chaos said...

I think it looks amazing. I can't believe all it took was a Sharpie!

blairsblog6 said...

I just saw this idea too. But, I like your stencil even better than the example! It looks classy and modern!

Jaclyn said...

That is so cute! This is something I'm going to need to try!

Melissa said...

love it Kathryn! looks like you paid a pretty penny for a designer lamp shade!

Amy Jo said...

I think I love it too!

Melissa said...

Love it, but you'd have to have the right silhouette

Pixeltrash said...

I did something like this for Halloween, but I cut out black construction paper shapes (like bats and pumpkins) and taped them inside the lamp shade. If you could get some pretty paper shapes or stickers, you could tape/stick them inside your lampshade and get a similar effect, I bet! I'm going to be on the lookout.

Char said...

Love this a lot!

CoveredInCrafts said...

I LOVE it!

Sara said...

You can also water down some craft paint and give a white shade a wash of color to go with the black by putting in on and wiping it off like a stain. I had made a "tiger" lampshade for my daughter's room this way (black stripes and an orange wash) but I made the striped in paint. The sharpie is a much better idea and I'll have to try it! Thanks!

~Kimberly said...

Fabulous! Love it! I would have never thought to do that myself!

Lydia said...

I tried this last night it turned out so cute! I love it!
I am not confident in my "craftiness" and so I used the back side of a lamp shade I didn't like. It turned out so well and it was very quick and easy. It took 10 minutes tops.

lamp shades said...

That's a lovely piece! Girls would definitely love this lamp shade. It would make a lovely focal piece in a bedroom.