And finally that day arrives, when you have to face the "useless stuff" drawer in an attempt order things up. There you find things like a key chain, old wallets, (which contains old gym cards, old driver's licence with a funny picture on it) cassettes, old pictures and negatives. Nowadays digital photography has taken control so there's no need for reprints anymore. Here's an excelent idea to repurpose these into an awesome project.
What you'll need:
Ikea's Grönö lamp Negatives or other transparancies Mod Podge Foam brush Scissors OPTIONAL: rubber bands for holding the strips of negatives to the lamp
Step 1: I used black and white negatives, left over from the days when I used to teach darkroom photography, but you can use color negatives or any other transparency film (like x-rays!) I measured my film against the sides of the lamp to figure out how long the strips should be. I made some of my lamps with the negatives running vertically, and one other where they run horizontally. Obvious note: Don't attach the hardware to the lamp base until after you've finished covering the sides in negatives and letting the Mod Podge dry. Duh!
Step 2: Spread an even coat of Mod Podge (I used the glossy kind since the negatives are also glossy) on one side of the lamp.
Step 3: Carefully press down the first strip of negatives on one edge of the lamp. Place the second strip on the opposite side. The third strip will go in the middle and slightly overlap the other strips.
Step 4: When you have all three strips glued down, run your finger over the negatives to ensure a decent bond.
Step 5: After all four sides are covered, layer on a few more coatings of the Mod Podge (love that stuff). The Mod Podge should hold the negatives to the lamp pretty well until it dries, but if you find that the negatives keep popping up, add more Mod Podge and whip a rubber band around the lamp to hold them in place.
Step 6: Dry and attach the lamp hardware.
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