Feb 22, 2009

As light as a feather (+ tutorial)

I already showed you the mural I did for my sister's bedroom. But that's not all she got: I also made her a feather lamp.



I had seen similar designs on the web and decided to try and make one myself.

I used a pink Japanese paper lamp as base.



I drew about a million - or so it felt - leaves from craft tissue paper, using a stencil and tracing pencils (used for sewing) and then cut them out with scissors.



Then I added glue at the top of the leave using a glue roller.



And started sticking. (I fixed the lamp to a microphone stand to keep the lamp sturdy while sticking)



Because I used different colours for the paper lamp and tissue paper, you get a great effect when it's lit.




I really liked how it turned out...


But it gets even better, my talented boyfriend made a matching painting!



P.S If you want to see more of his work you can find it over here and here

8 comments:

Julia said...

Wow! So lovely...it turned out beautiful!

please sir said...

Oh so lovely - you did a great job!

Kathrine said...

That is such a great lamp! And it must have been really a lot of work. Great job - it looks great both off and on.

Kaylovesvintage said...

I like it, nice color

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic project! I love it...

Latifah said...

This is a fantastic idea...i have a fair few of these lanterns and i think i will decorate one similar to yours. Love the colours shining throught when it's tunred on.

Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

Thanks everybody for the nice comments!