Thursday, 3 September 2015

Candy Corn Lamp

So, Halloween is nearly here, I am so excited.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween it is totally my favourite time of the year, We even got married on Halloween, unfortunately Mr W did not want it to be fancy dress :(

Candy Corn Jar Lamp

Materials:
  • Acrylic Paints Yellow and violet
  • Brushes
  • Brush basin
  • Palette
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • Graphite & tracing paper
  • Pencil, stylus
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Shady Lady lamp shade glue
  • 3" bulb clip wire
  • Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent marker
  •  Mason Jar Lamp
  • 40-watt bulb
  • Candy corn
  • 6" Arc Shady Lamp
  • Lampshade Paper, White
  • Pattern (from favecrafts)
     
Instructions:
Preparation
  1. Transfer the pattern, according to these directions: Using a light box or a window, place on pattern front.

    Hint: If using a window, use two pieces of scotch tape to hold pattern up.
     
  2. Turn precut arc over and line up pattern back. Trace on ghost outlines and lettering.
     
Painting Instructions
  1. Faces: Use round brush to paint ghost pupils Lamp Black, highlighted with a 'C' stroke and a dot of Titanium White.
     
  2. Paint noses in solid with Violet round brush.
     
  3. With brush, stipple on Violet Haze cheeks.
     
  4. The face with the tongue sticking out and the one with the 'O' shaped lips are painted Yellow Green using flat brush.
     
  5. On the back of the shade using the wooden end of the brush, dot all letters with Lamp Black.
Finishing Instructions
  1. To form back seam, overlap and match up scallops on straight edge. Spread bead of glue, making sure glue comes to the edge of the paper so the seam will seal. Line up two back scallops and hold until glue is set.

    Hint: Once seam is lined up, lay shade flat on table, on the seam side and lightly press so edge becomes sealed.
     
  2. Turn shade upside down for gluing wire in place. Hold 3" bulb clip wire in position and put a bead of glue around wire where it is touching shade. Press lightly so you don't bend
    scallops. Let dry.
     
  3. Fill jar with candy corn. Put lamp together and clip on shade.

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