Friday, February 26, 2010

The garden on the lamp

This time my artwork is an altered piece: an Ikea or similar lampshade covered with a piece of sticky canvas from Hellmuth Studio.

First I covered the lampshade with the canvas, then I colored it with acrylics paint, and at the last I colored the background with blue and white acrylic in large brushes.
I made the leaves of grass with a stamp and a green StazOn, on which I sprayed Vertigre Shimmerz Vibez.

I placed a swirl stencil on the top of the lampshade and I sprayed Sunset Strip Shimmerz Vibez.
I painted the clouds with Pearl Shimmerz Pearlz and I finished with Blue Sky, December Sky and Tickle-Me-Tourquoise Shimmerz, blending the colors together.

The final touch: I punctured the canvas and I added the flower eyelets (so the ligth can filter), then I applied yellow rhinestones to simulate the rays of the sun and I finished the bottom with a white ribbon.

For the base of the lampshade I used a small bottle of glass. First I painted it with white acrylic, then I covered everything with Distress crackle paint. I sprayed this background with Sunset Strip Shimmerz Vibez. I highlighted the drops with Tickle-me-turquoise Shimmerz. Finally I added with ribbon and much rhinestones.

Have a day with creativity!



Taj White said...

Love this beautiful shade. gorgeous vibrant colors

Leslie Ashe said...

THAT is GORGEOUS Roberta!!!!

Samantha McElyea said...

This blows me away! I love this, Roberta (:

Stac said...

Way to think outside the box!!! Love your creative thinking.