Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Empty Canvas



Look at this lamp... it's one of a pair, mid-century, rescued from my mother-in-law, re-wired, etc. See this new linen-covered shade that i bought 3 months ago? The one that still has the cellophane on it? I haven't found a decent medium to draw on it with! I found some beautiful mettalic pens & markers, but the liquid spreads out on the fabric. Any suggestions from you brilliant & crafty folk out there? I can't just leave them white, they are taunting me EVERY time i walk past them.

7 comments:

design for mankind. said...

OH I looooooooooooove IT! :)

design for mankind. said...

I don't have any advice, though. :( I was too taken with the lamp to even notice!

Hmm... I did a shade with an ultra fine point sharpie once and it worked just fine, but I'm not sure what type of fabric the shade was...

Cara said...

It's a beautiful lamp. I wish I knew more about painting, then I could help, but I don't...sorry.

x

Cara

heidi said...

thanks Cara, and you too Erin... i might just try the sharpie idea.

heidi said...

on second thought... it kinda looks funky in this pic with the cellophane on it! Maybe i'll just take the Home Goods price label off the side, & let it be. ;-)

OceanWaive said...

I saw a beautiful lamp shade painted with very watered down water colors, and when the light was turned on it looked so different than when the light was off.

design for mankind. said...

OMG IT'S TOTALLY DAVID COOK! :)