Light and airy – the pretty dandelion clock design on this lampshade makes it a luminous highlight!
Everyone‘s seen them and most of us have them hanging in our homes – traditional white paper spherical lampshades. They don‘t cost much and we can show you how to transform them into really cool designer pieces with just a few strokes of the pen. The airy dandelion clock design is quick and easy to create with the Lumocolor permanent marker.
Construct the lampshade according to the instructions. Cut out circular templates. Using the template as a guide, draw dotted circles with the pencil on the bottom half of the shade. Take care not to press too hard with the pencil.
Draw diagonal lines going out from the centre of the circle using the M line width Lumocolour permanent marker. The lines can be broken or of different lengths, but they should not extend beyond the edge of the circles you have drawn.
- Rub away any visible pencil lines carefully using the eraser.
- If you’d rather create a lampshade design in colour than in black and white, the Lumocolor permanent marker has 8 different colours for you to choose from.
- If the lampshade comes with an electric light fitting please follow the manufacturer‘s instructions.
Now draw in the individual seeds of the dandelion clock. Draw short lines fanning out from the stem and put a little dot at the end of each line.
There should be a tightly packed ring of parachutes at the outer edge, with fewer towards the centre. You can leave some gaps, too, if you want, where the seeds have already flown away.
Draw individual seeds and parachutes in the upper half of the shade, distributing them in a loose spiral up the shade and making them sparser as you get towards the top.
What you need
Paper lampshade, e.g. „Regolit“ pendant lamp shade from IKEA, light bulb and socket with cable, scissors
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