Mont Marte makes a wide range of art materials so all kinds of creatives can access affordable, high-quality art supplies. When I was presented with the awesome line of Mont Marte Signature Fabric Paint Set, Mont Marte Signature Fabric Art Set, Mont Marte Fabric Paint Sticks and other artist tools, I knew immediately what projects I had in mind.
This week I’ll show you how to paint, color and sew 3 easy projects including a DIY lampshade recover, a beach tote, and a customized apron. These projects can translate into some amazing summer projects with the kiddos once they’re home from school this summer.
Today’s project is a DIY lampshade recover made with Fabric Creations 100% Cotton Fabric, Mont Marte Signature Fabric Paint Set, Mont Marte Visual Art Diary A4 Mont Marte Acrylic Brush Set, ODIF 404 Spray and Fix Permanent Repositionable Adhesive for Craft Material and large UNIQUE Quilting Clever Clips.
Reduce, reuse, recycle and sew this gorgeous lampshade.
- cotton fabric – ¾yd (light-colored fabric, white or beige is recommended)
- lampshade that needs recovering
- fabric paint
- acrylic paint brushes
- large UNIQUE Quilting Clever Clips
- sketch pencil
- paper to protect your painting surface
- repositionable craft adhesive spray
- Mont Marte Round Plastic Palette
- paper to make a pattern for the lampshade
- paper towel (optional)
- white freezer paper
feet/machine accessories suggestions
- free motion quilting foot
- sewing machine
- Cut away any exterior fabric or textured fabric from the lampshade as shown in the following picture.
2. Watch the following video for pattern-making steps.
3. In your sketchbook, draw a design of what you want the lampshade to look like.
4. Using a sharpened sketch pencil, draw out a design on the right side of the lampshade cover fabric.
7. Press the fabric wrong side down to the shiny side of a piece of freezer paper.
This project is now all prepped and ready for the fun part – the painting and sewing. Join me tomorrow for Part 2 when I show you how I painted within the design lines and made these whimsical flowers come to life with the Mont Marte Signature Fabric Paint Set.