Under The Sea Lampshade

I have been wanting to do something crafty to the lampshade in my studio for ages.

I was thinking watery, under the sea, blues and greens, so I wanted to use a water based medium.

Acrylic ink is something I use a lot for the background in my art, and it will pretty much paint on anything, so I decided that’s what I would use.

I put the white lampshade on a towel and got my inks and a spray bottle filled with water ready.

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A wide paint brush dipped in ink and thick wavy brush strokes.

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Alternating between blues and greens and spraying liberally with water so the ink spreads and bleeds together, creating that watery effect.

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It actually turned out more stripey than I expected, but it still works. I’d quite like to do another one of these, maybe in warm colours that are more patchy than stripey. Watch this space!

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About Aixie

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