Thursday, June 24, 2010
Aiden's Fire Fighter Lamp
I found a replica of a firemen's bugle online which was a dark copper color. I used rub n buff paint and changed it to silver. I purchased a silver lamp kit with a weighted base from Lampstuff.com. I used family fire fighter pictures (his dad is a fireman) and printed them on my Epson 1900 at the Ultra Premium Matte Presentation Paper setting. The fabric was from C J Jenkins and treated with Bubble Jet. It was then ironed on freezer paper and cut to 11 x 14 inches. Each picture wedge was about 4 x 9.5 x 11.5. The wedges were sewed together and then the top and bottom edge was rolled and sealed using modge podge on the lampshade. I was happy to find the printer setting because it makes all the difference on how clear the pictures turn out.