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Material:1 square base lampshade with eccentric ring (here, the base measures 18 cm on the side, 20 cm in height of the rod and 3 cm in height of the foot) Adhesive polyphane 1 roll of very thin non-adhesive plastic film (used to cover books) Iridescent sequins 1 ruler 1 cutter 1 pair of scissors Extra strong double-sided adhesive tape 15 mm wide white canvas tape
5 'CuttingCut a 75 x 20 cm rectangle out of the polyphane.
3 'FoldingEvery 18 centimeters, gently incise the film protecting the polyphane, taking care not to damage it. Fold along the lines. Unfold.
5 'Application of sequinsRemove a first rectangle of 18 x 20 cm protective film, so that the adhesive polyphane appears. Sprinkle it with sequins, taking care not to place any astride the protective film which adjoins the hollowed out part. Replace (temporarily) the protective film you had removed to release the adhesive part of the polyphane.
20 'Distribution of sequinsDistribute the sequins over the entire shade, proceeding pan by pan as explained above.
7 'CollageRemove all the protective films. Apply the plastic film by unrolling it progressively on the polyphane and smoothing it well with a cloth so as to avoid, as much as possible, the formation of air bubbles. Cut the plastic film that protrudes from the polyphane.
5 'Installation of the adhesivePlace a length of canvas tape at the base of the shade on the outside, leaving 8 to 9 millimeters longer.
5 'Closing the lampshadeFold the lampshade and close it with double-sided adhesive tape.
10 'Positioning of the frameSlide the frame inside the lampshade. Close the adhesive tape on the frame.
TrickThere are commercially available bulbs of all colors. Do not hesitate to play it and change it according to your mood. The color of the bulb, playing with the reflections of the sequins, will give you the illusion of a lamp each time different.
20 Plastic objects © Flammarion editions, 2004