Video Tutorial for Burmese Ikat Design on Lampshade

If you have a boring white lampshade look no further than Oak Lane Studio! Our Burmese Ikat stencil is the perfect design for any cylindrical lampshade. In this tutorial we'll walk you through how to replicate this or similar designs for your lampshade stenciling project. Here are the tools used in this tutorial:

Burmese Ikat Wall Stencil-
Repositionable Spray Adhesive-
Frog Tape Painter's Tape-
Long Handle Stencil Brush-
Pumpkin Americana Acrylic Paint-

Start out by spraying the back of your Burmese Ikat Wall Stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Hold the can 6-8 inches from the back of the stencil to apply a light coat of the Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Place the stencil down and allow the spray 30-60 seconds to become tacky before pressing to the surface of your lampshade.

Press your Burmese Ikat stencil to the seam of your lampshade once your repositionable spray adhesive is tacky. Be sure that the details of the stencil are firmly pressed to the surface of lampshade. To hold down the edges of the stencil to the lampshade use Frog Tape Painter's Tape on both ends.

Prepare to stencil by putting some Pumpkin Americana Acrylic Paint onto a paper plate. Swirl your 1 inch diameter stencil brush into the paint before swirling the excess off onto paper towel. Your stencil brush should feel just about dry to the touch before swirling paint through the design.

If you begin stenciling and find that there is too much paint coming off your stencil brush, go back to the paper towel and continue swirling paint off your stencil brush. When stenciling you want to gradually build the color in several light coats of paint. If there is too much paint on your stencil brush there could be paint build along the edges of the design or worse, paint bleed beneath the edges of the design. Once you swirl 2-4 light coats of paint through the portion of the design you are currently stenciling you should move onto the next section of the design. As you stencil be sure that your color remains consistent.

To stencil the next section of the design, line up the stencil with the previously painted portion of the lampshade. Once the stencil is in place continue to swirl paint through the design. If paint does not continue swirling out of the brush then go back to the paper plate to swirl more paint into your stencil brush. Swirl the excess paint off onto a roll of paper towel before getting back to stenciling.

After repeating the design around the outside of the lampshade you will reach the seam where the design can no longer repeat. This is the part of your lampshade that you would put into a corner or against a wall. All that's left to do is attach your newly stenciled Burmese Ikat lampshade to your lamp!