So I am not awesome at knowing what day of the week it is. Its sort of a gift I think…except the bad kind. Today is the day I was asked to post about my fah-reakin awesome Silhouette project and pass the savings along to my loverly readers. Not yesterday like I announced. It must be the spray paint fumes…
The product highlight this month is pretty much my fave product that Silhouette has. Fuzzy Heat Transfer Vinyl! To be honest the first time I tried it I hated it….cause I didn’t follow the directions very well (isn’t that usually how it works out?) So I was glad to have the chance to try it again and find that it was 100% user error. Yep, I am awesome.
So are you excited to see this project?
Also, I am sort of obsessed with the Leg Lamp this week apparently.
And it has a secret…(thanks for the idea Anthro)
You know you want a Silhouette just so you can make this lampshade right?
Here is how I did it.
I found my image online and my friend Mique tweeted me this link on how to make any online image work on your Silhouette.
Once I had my image formatted I loaded my Flocked (fuzzy) Heat Transfer Vinyl and cut it out.
Then I “weeded” my image. This is what it looked like before (after I weeded the outer layer and the foot) and after:
If you are doing detailed designs like this the Picker Tool is a MUST. Seriously, just trust.
Then you follow the instructions on the package to transfer your image…DO NOT TRY AND RUSH THE PROCESS BY STEAMING IT. FYI. Cause I tried that. And it didn’t work. At all. The End.
Find an old lampshade that you don’t have any emotional attachment to and spray it with your fave spray adhesive:
Then smooth your fabric around the shade. I also hot glued the edges around the top and bottom.
For the surprise inside I just cut out of dark cardstock my words put spray adhesive on the front of them and stuck them inside my shade. (You could also use dark vinyl just make sure you mirror your image!)
And there you go! Pretty much the coolest lampshade on the planet.
Silhouette is running a special for all Vintage Revivals readers that pretty much guarantees you can make this awesome shade and your hubs will think that you are practically a superhero and not care that you bought a Silhouette. Win win if you ask me.
Here’s the dealio
A Silhouette + heat transfer bundle for only $219.
That is an awesome deal — more than $120 off!!
Included in the bundle:
Use the magical code VINTAGE to save a crapload.
Plus if you already have a Silhouette you can bust out the same code and get 25% off your Heat Transfer Vinyl orders!
The promo runs from now to Wednesday, May 25th.
And now for the LINKY!!!
This is a lamps only linky (and chandys too)
Please do not link up any projects that are not lighting!
On Thursday I will be highlighting some of my FAVES! You can link up as many as you want, and please go and visit the 3 links ahead of you (as well as your faves) and leave a comment! That’s how you make friends people. And friends are friendly. Profound. Did I mention that I am writing this post at 2:32 in the morning?!