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11-30-2004, 01:37 PM
Hi there. Popping in from the glass forum. I've been doing a little project for fun of painting watercolor flowers on a cylindrical Ikea paper lamp. I'm having some trouble with gravity. Has anyone out there done anything similar? Any tips to share?


11-30-2004, 06:01 PM
I have never tried to paint on a curved surface. All I can suggest is that you take most of the water from your brush by dabbibg on tissue before you apply.
That should reduce the seeping of pigment down. Several semi dry applications will be necessary,


11-30-2004, 09:40 PM
Why can't you gently take the paper from the lamp, paint on it and then glue it back on when finished???

12-01-2004, 12:28 PM
Thanks for your suggestions. I think the paper is stuck on there pretty well, but I'll take another look.

12-01-2004, 09:37 PM
You could always take the paper off and replace it with watercolour paper.. ;)

Just soak it off the frame and paint you pic on stretched 90lb wc paper . It would look absolutel gorgeous ..

Just roll the frame on the paper to draw out the shape..



12-02-2004, 12:38 PM
Oooh, that's very pretty. My lamp shade is about 3 feet tall. Might take a bit of paper.. Maybe I'll try that for my next project.