I LOVE all of the floral and watercolor decor inspiration I have been seeing around the net. I am going gaga over it and wanted something bright and cheerful for my living room to bring in a bit of Spring.I have a great technique for you today! I am going to show you how to paint an artist’s palette-inspired floral lampshade for a really pretty, room accent inspired by impressionistic and watercolor trends!
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Start with a plain white lamp shade and paint colors of choice. I just went through the aisle of the craft store and picked out about colors that caught my eye that I knew would match in my home. You can find this paint set of acrylic colors here.
I bought a plain white lampshade from Target and picked 3 of the colors for a base color for painting my lampshade.
For this how to paint an artist’s palette inspired floral lampshade tutorial,use a wet paper towel to completely get the outside lightly damp; the paint would seep and seem more watercolory.
Then I used a wet paper towel to rub the paint in.
Once I had it the way I wanted, I waited until it dried and then dry-brushed white craft paint over the top.
Start by using a large, flat brush to pounce paint on in a random pattern.
When painting your lampshade, start to layer your colors to get a floral effect.
I ended up using 9 colors plus white, and just worked my way around the shade, filling in where it looked like I needed some color.
For any areas that looked too colorful, I went back and added either white or some of the base color.
With painting an artist palette-inspired floral lampshade, some spots I ended up with a flowers by making circles of color, or playing with the brush strokes and putting some yellow or white in the middle!
You could do this came technique on a pillow cover or canvas for a pretty touch of spring color.
I think this artist-inspired hand-painted floral lampshade has an Anthro, high-end feel to it as well. I love how it pairs with the glass lamp.
I love how a hand-painted lampshade brings color to the space!
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