Ombre Lampshade

July 11, 2013

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Flip the switch on a staid old shade with the subtle but dreamy touch of ombré. Whether inspired by a beach day spent staring at horizon blues, or artist Mark Rothko’s gorgeous gradients, it’s time to light up a room with this heavenly hue!

To create: Squeeze a dollop of the cornflower color fabric paint onto a paper plate. Starting from the top, paint approximately 1/4 of the lamp shade using a foam brush. Clean the brush, then dilute the paint by applying horizontal strokes of water to create a gradient. Work downwards until you reach the middle of the shade. Paint half of the bottom section using the cool blue paint color. Clean the brush again, then dilute the lighter color until you reach the bottom by applying more horizontal strokes of water. Take a dry brush to blend the entire shade with slow strokes to finish off your ombré design!

Photo by William Brinson for Glamour Magazine

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