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Altered Lampshade DIY

Use FolkArt Mixed Media gel acrylics to create this funky altered lampshade DIY!
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Plaid ® Craft Stencils - Value Packs - Backgrounds
Item #30494
Stencil value packs and single stencils offer a variety of thematic designs at a great price. Delicate, detailed designs are ideal for paper projects, memory ideas, small accessories and personalizing.

$3.99

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Indian Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #5260E

Indian Yellow FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a bright, clear, vibrant yellow.

FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Transparent coverage
  • Great for creating washes and tints

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Prussian Blue, 2 oz.
Item #5266E

Prussian Blue FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is an intense, strong blue color. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Transparent coverage
  • Great for creating washes and tints
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Hooker's Green, 2 oz.
Item #5267E

Hooker's Green FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a mid-value rich green color. It can be altered to create the exact shade of green desired by adding Indian Yellow or Prussian blue to it. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Easy application and brush-ability
  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Made in the USA

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Sepia, 2 oz.
Item #5270E

Sepia FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a rich neutral brown, perfect or tinting artwork to achieve a vintage feel. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Great for creating washes and tints

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #5278E

White FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Soft Gel Acrylic can be used as a hightlight color, or can be tinted with any FolkArt Mixed Media color to create a range of pastel colors. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel creates an opaque, satin finish that can be applied to surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas and wood. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Opaque coverage and excellent hide
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations 

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Cerulean Blue, 2 oz.
Item #5295E

Cerulean Blue FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Soft Gel Acrylic is a bright blue color that can be used alone or intermixed with any Folkart Mixed Media Soft Gel Acrylic. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel creates an opaque, satin finish that can be applied to surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas and wood. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Easy application and brush-ability
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations 

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Permanent Green Light, 2 oz.
Item #5299E

Permanent Green Light FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Soft Gel Acrylic is a bright, clean, green color which can be used alone or intermixed with any Folkart Mixed Media Soft Gel Acrylic. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gels create an opaque, satin finish that can be applied to surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas and wood. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • The rich consistency prevents paint from bleeding Mix with gesso, texture pastes or thin with water to create special effects
  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Made in the USA

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Color Spray Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #5319E

White FolkArt Mixed Media Color Spray is a pure white spray. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are a unique formula of paint in a convenient pump spray. They add a fun, burst of color to mixed media projects. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or layered with other FolkArt Mixed Media Paints to add accents and interest to projects. Easily spray onto your projects to create interesting blended effects or drip patterns.

  • The special formula is permanent, waterproof and will not bleed
  • Mix with gesso, texture pastes or thin with water to create special effects
  • Easy spray-on application

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Color Spray Acrylic Paint - Bright Pink, 2 oz.
Item #5322E

Bright Pink FolkArt Mixed Media Color Spray is a fun, cotton-candy pink. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are a unique formula of paint in a convenient pump spray. They add a fun, burst of color to mixed media projects. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or layered with other FolkArt Mixed Media Paints to add accents and interest to projects. Easily spray onto your projects to create interesting blended effects or drip patterns.

  • Opaque coverage and excellent hide
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations 
  • Use with stencils to create patterns

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Color Spray Acrylic Paint - Bright Green, 2 oz.
Item #5328E

Bright Green FolkArt Mixed Media Color Spray is a unique formula of paint in a convenient pump spray that adds a fun, burst of color to mixed media projects. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or layered with other FolkArt Mixed Media Paints to add accents and interest to projects. Easily spray onto your projects to create interesting blended effects or drip patterns.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Made in USA
  • Opaque coverage and excellent hide
  • Mix with gesso, texture pastes or thin with water to create special effects
  • Use with stencils to create patterns
  • The special formula is permanent, waterproof and will not bleed

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Tools - Medium Foam Applicator
Item #5375E
Folk Art Mixed Media Medium Foam Applicator is perfect for applying FolkArt Mixed Media Soft Gel Acrylics to all of your mixed media projects. You can create a solid or blended effect using this tool. The FolkArt Mixed Media Foam Applicator tool can be pounced or dabbed up and down over the project surface or softly wiped from side to side to apply and blend colors. It can also be used to apply FolkArt Mixed Media Paints through a stencil.
  • Exclusively developed for mixed media artists
  • Made from high-density foam for maximum control of paint application
  • Comfort grip handle
  • Great for creating solid color or blending
  • Can be used to apply paint through a stencil
  • Washable and reusable 

$1.99

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Brushes - Brush Set
Item #5380E
The FolkArt Mixed Media Brush set contains three brushes: No. 1 Script Liner, 3/8" Flat Brush and a ¾" Flat Brush. The variety of sizes allows artists to easily create professional results. The flat brushes are great for base coating large or small areas. The script liner is perfect for adding fine details to projects. These brushes are made with taklon bristles, sleek black handles and matte gold ferrules. These brushes work great with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent and Opaque Acrylic Paints.
  • Exclusively developed for mixed media artists
  • Available in 3 sizes for blending, base coating, and detail work
  • Made from high quality materials
  • Easily create professional results

$4.49

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Canvas lampshade
Text Pages from magazine
3 Small paper doilies
Pencil
Poster board
Lime green and brown scrapbook paper
Green burlap twine
Hot glue
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam plate

Instructions

LAMPSHADE PREP

  1. Using the Medium Foam Applicator loaded with Opaque Soft Gel Cerulean Blue, begin painting in circular motions around the top of the lampshade moving down approximately 1/4 the shade. 
  2. Continue using this same motion working from the bottom of the shade up 1/4 painting circular motions of Transparent Soft Gel Prussian Blue.
  3. Before the paint dries, quickly add Opaque Soft Gel White in circular motions around the center of the shade, slightly overlapping the blues at the top and bottom, creating a blended painterly effect.
  4. Accent bottom of shade with a light spritz of color using Bright Green Color Spray.
  5. Lightly spray White Color Spray over entire lampshade. Let dry while you complete the flowers.

FLOWERS

  1. Create flower petal and leaf templates.  Trace patterns onto poster board then cut out with scissors.
  2. Photocopy the magazine black and white text onto three sheets of copy paper. Using poster board petal template, trace eight petals per flower. (24 petals for three flowers.) Lightly spray all petals with Bright Pink Color Spray; allow to dry.  Then paint the edges with Transparent Soft Gel Sepia. Let dry.
  3. Stencil the lime green scrapbook paper with Opaque Soft Gel Permanent Green Light with a pattern of your choice from Stencil Pack. Let dry. Using poster board leaf template, trace and cut out six double leaf shapes.  Next, shade the leaf pair center with Transparent Soft Gel Hooker's Green.
  4. Cut a small center circle from three paper doilies.  Paint each small doily Transparent Soft Gel Indian Yellow. Let dry.  Mount the painted doily circle onto brown scrapbook paper using hot glue; then trim excess brown scrapbook paper.    
  5.  Assemble the flowers by hot gluing eight flower petals behind a doily flower center circle.

ASSEMBLY

  1.  Hot glue the three flowers onto the shade where desired.
  2. Attach a burlap string/twine as the flower stem with two double leaf sets.
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