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Experiments with iridescent paint

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We have a lamp that I have always found rather boring. I can see how it would fit in nicely in someones office but I like a little more color in my life! It was also a blank canvas staring me in the face and just begging me to try out my iridescent paints on it. They come in 6 colors and they are in very small pots, so not something to do a big project with. I had already used up two of the pots on a window at my old house so I was limited even more.

This is the lamp after the coating of purple inside
and with the one section painted orange. it was
almost a frosted glass look before with the colors
VERY light.

I decided on a simple geometric pattern and painted a nice double coat over the whole lamp.I found the effect quite pretty but also very light. I was afraid when the lamp was turned on it would completely wash it out. My fears were confirmed. I then turned the shade inside out and painted a nice coat of purple over the entire inside to darken the tone a little, but found that this still didnt have the desired effect.

Here I started painting each square different colors.

I think I will use it in a future project though. I then tried a coat of orange over one section and this definitely helped. When turning the lamp on it almost gives it a mica effect. SO...I did the entire inside of the shade in different darker shades and this is how it turned out. What do you think?

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Abdelghafour

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  4. I think I need it at my house!! It's beautiful!

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  9. looks like I've been comment spammed by construction machines o.o

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  10. WOW! I haven't stain glassed since our one adventure...that I don't remember details of, but still have some chemicals. Sure would like to Honor Fred with that window he wanted on the cathedral ceiling wall. You know! =)

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  11. your silly..that wasnt stained glass paint, that was batik. Probably why you cant remember the details :p

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  12. Oy! Do I feel stupid =p
    It was Sandi that I stain glassed with....someday.....I'll =)

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