Halloween craft: IKEA paper lamp + cadmium orange watercolor

Made with one 8ml tube of cadmium orange Cotman water colour ($6 $4.50 on sale), one 17¾" REGOLIT paper lampshade ($5), and one HEMMA lamp cord ($4). Took an hour or two, tops.


Now my only question is—should I draw a jack o'lantern face onto it or just leave it as a harvest moon?

  • elaine_marley16 7y

    Ofc you should draw the face :D It would look pretty awesome.
  • M2JL :: STUDIO 7y

    I agree. Great idea.
  • Kelly and Chris Gulutz 7y

    Solves the problem of the squirrel likes to nibble on my pumpkins.
  • LULUBLOOM :: lucia 6y

    This looks really cool. I want to try it. Thanks for the info in your description. How many *coats* of paint did it take? Do you feel like the color is pretty true on the lantern compared to what it would look like on paper? (meaning, could I paint one red and have it look red and not pink?)
  • sylvar 6y

    I used one coat of paint, and the photo is backlit. It's a bright cheery shade of pumpkin orange in real life, so I'd recommend being prepared to use a second tube of red paint.
  • sylvar 6y

    ...of course, it all depends on what your monitor is and how high you've turned the brightness up!
  • LULUBLOOM :: lucia 6y

    Thanks for the info. That helps!
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