Mother Earth Living

Try This: Family Photo Lamp Shade

Light up your face.

Use any digital image in your computer. We turned family vacation shots black and white to give the lamp shade an old-fashioned, sepia-tone look. Measure the sides of the lamp shade and size your images accordingly. Print them on translucent vellum (available at office supply stores), which is laser printer friendly. t the photos to fit on the shade's interior surfaces.
Photo By Susan Wasinger
Use a photo archival nontoxic glue-stick to coat the back of the prints. Carefully position the prints inside the shade and burnish thoroughly to make good contact between photo and shade. Allow to dry and set before placing the shade over the lamp.
Photo By Susan Wasinger
While portraits make beguiling subject matter, any photo or illustration could be used on a lamp shade. The subtle texture of details played out in shadow and light gives images a life of their own.
Photo By Susan Wasinger

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