Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Turn the Light On to Creativity

Hi everyone! I'm Debi Adams and today I decided to step away from the painting and inking for stenciling. Thought it was time for me to try something new and this stencil made that happen. 

I picked "Daisy Wildflowers" by Jennifer Evans because something about these flowers said "happy". Anything that goes there, count me in! Initially I thought this stencil would look amazing on a dresser or cabinet. It seemed so obvious to me. And then there was the "locating" of one, which honestly, takes me to another happy place! I'm always junking around town, finding "treasures" and bringing them home. However, something called me to go beyond that and to stretch my creative range. This is what happened...

And you know what? The journey was so worth it and I had a great time in “the making”. Even if you don't sew, you can make this. I promise!

So let's get the supply list going:

Daisy Wildflowers Stencil-GO21 12" c 24" by Jennifer Evans
Lamp Shade
Lamp Base
Several complimentary pieces of cotton fabric
Fusible Web
Peel 'n Stick by Thermo-web
Black or white pen or an erasable fabric pencil
White or cream cotton fabric
Sewing Machine-(optional)
Black Permanent Pen-.03 such as Signo or Sagura Pigma

1. Apply fusible web as indicated by the manufacturer’s instructions to the back side of the cotton fabrics.

2. Turn fabric to the front side. Trace around the flowers and leaves that you want on your lampshade with a pen or pencil.

3. Cut out flowers and leaves close to markings.

4. Draw stem onto white or cream fabric.

5. Peel back paper of fusible web on flowers and leaves and iron onto white or cream fabric, lining up with stem.

6. If desired, stitch flowers and leaves onto fabric. Use a stitch for stem as well. 

*If you do not sew or do not want to sew, skip #5.  You can use a black pen to make markings instead, particularly to indicate stem.

7. Peel back one side of Peel ‘n Stick and adhere to back side of fabric where flowers, leaves and stems are located.

8. Turn flower right side up and cut around flower, leaves and stems, leaving a ¼” of white or cream fabric border. This may leave your scissors with a little bit of sticky residue. 

9. Peel backing off of Peel ‘N Stick and adhere flowers, leaves and stems to lamp as desired.

10. Start decorating!

That’s it! Now, you can take it a step further and I will probably do this at some point, but you can write a favorite quote or just make markings all over the lamp shade. You get to make this yours. 

So, what do you think? I definitely have another use for this stencil. The possibilities are endless. It's all in your imagination. 

Happy you stopped by. 



* If you want to see how much I love art or see my random junking hoards treasures, you can find me at www.debi-adams.com


  1. What a delightful lampshade! One of a kind, and gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Cecilia. Kind of jumped outside of the box with this one but it was fun.

  2. Beautiful work debi ❤️❤️❤️

    1. So kind of you. Thank you Sherry! Can't wait to meet you.


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