Lutradur Lampshade by Sylvia Stead

The striking table lamp (pictured below), will soon be on display, alongside some of Sylvia’s other work featuring Lutradur, at an open exhibition –
‘Painting with Words’ which is on from 14th March to 2nd May 2020 at –
Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry SY11 1AD Tel: 01691 657575

Following the exhibition, on Saturday 30th May 2020, Sylvia is running a
One Day Workshop, creating Lutradur Tea-Light Holders
(like the ones picture above)
For more information or to book a place, please contact
Willow Gallery on 01691 657575

A tall cylindrical lampshade, made up of four layers of Lutradur in decreasing height. Each layer is tinged with grey and has been distressed with a heat gun to give a rough edge.
A useful, unique and decorative light!

Sylvia created this lovely lamp by covering a straight sided vase with Lutradur and then standing it on a separate base fitted with an LED light.

A square wooden lamp base, with one central, recessed LED light.
An LED light recessed into the square lamp base

For this project Sylvia chose Lutradur 130, which she painted with Daler Rowney Artist Acrylic Middle Grey. Each of the four layers were painted with a light wash then distressed with a heat gun. Each distressed edge was then painted with a stronger mix of the grey.

The final bottom layer was embroidered using DMC Perle, with DMC Stranded being used to embroider and create the small french knots on the layer above.

Close up photograph of the base section of the lampshade showing the embroidery and small silk poppies, which Sylvia has used to embellish the surface of the lampshade.
Close up of the lower section of the lampshade

Sylvia made the 3D poppies by colouring white silk with acrylic paint, which she then stiffened with a conservation PVA glue. Once dry, Sylvia cut two different size circles to create each of the 45 poppies.

If you would like to learn more about making lampshades out of Lutradur, please don’t forget Sylvia will be sharing her knowledge and expertise at her Lutradur Tea Light Workshop on 30th May.

by Ruth Morgan | February 26, 2020 | Posted in Lutradur