Hidden Messages Desk Lamp
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Hidden Messages Desk Lamp

Light the way to happenin’ home décor with a lamp that spells creativity! Take your love of word search games to a decorative level with Tulip Soft® Fabric Paints and symbolic sparkle from Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals for a dose of daily inspiration at the flip of a switch.

Designed by Allee Marderosian, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™, small

Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™

 

Material List

  • Tulip® Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals (300 multi-color pack)
  • Tulip® Sticky Fabric Stencils (ABC’s)
  • Desk Lamp (with fabric shade)
  • Styrofoam Plate or Foil (for palette)
  • Makeup Sponges
  • Paintbrushes (2, large and small)
  • White Chalk (sharpened to a point)
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels
  • Tweezers
 

Project Instructions

Squeeze out a puddle of Ebony onto palette.
 

Using large paintbrush, fully cover lampshade in Ebony. Let dry.
 

Cut out each letter in ABCs stencil pack to create individual letters.
 

Peel off clear plastic backing from letters and position on lamp to create words “love” and “laugh” somewhere on shade. Next, randomly place letters and words all over lampshade. Leave room for crystal peace sign. Refer to photo.
 

With chalk, freehand draw a peace sign to desired size.
 

Use clean makeup sponge and Turquoise to fill in “laugh.”
 

Use a clean makeup sponge and Azalea to fill in “love.”
 

Use makeup sponge to fill in random letters and words with Glacier White. Let dry.
 

Use tweezers to position crystals onto chalked peace sign on lampshade.
 

Following instructions in package, set crystals on chalked peace sign using Cordless Heat-Setting Tool.
 

MATERIALS

  • Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint (Ebony Matte, Turquoise Matte, Azalea Matte, Glacier White Matte)
  • Tulip® Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals (300 multi-color pack)
  • Tulip® Sticky Fabric Stencils (ABC’s)
  • Desk Lamp (with fabric shade)
  • Styrofoam Plate or Foil (for palette)
  • Makeup Sponges
  • Paintbrushes (2, large and small)
  • White Chalk (sharpened to a point)
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels
  • Tweezers

Tips

Once project is completed, Ebony Soft Fabric Paint is great to use to touch up all those areas where unwanted paint has fallen. Use a fine brush to clean up edges of letters and any other marks.