Hand Painted Lampshade

by Sue Stover


  • Jacquard Textile Color Black
  • Lampshade (fabric or paper)
  • Paintbrushes (1/4" flat and 1/4" round)
  • Beaded fringe
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil or auto fade pen

1) Lightly sketch your design onto your lampshade. If you are using a paper lampshade, it is possible to lightly pencil in your design and erase any mistakes. If you are using a fabric lampshade you can use an auto fade pen to lay out your design.

2) Paint your design onto the lampshade with Jacquard Textile Color Black.

Step 1

3) Let paint dry completely. It is not necessary to heatset or fix the paint for this project.

4) To add a beaded fringe to bottom of the lampshade, use a hot glue gun. Lay down a line of hot glue on the inside of the lampshade that is a few inches long. Then lay the ribbon of the beaded fringe into the hot glue. Don’t put down too long of a length of hot glue at a time because it will cool and harden before you can attach the beads. Continue working around the lampshade until you have the entire fringe attached.

Finished project

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Sue Stover is an artist that works in a variety of mediums including textiles, encaustic, furniture, sculpture and painting.

You can see Sue's work on her website