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See the light

Create a groovy bedside lamp with some metallic confetti shapes, a Resene testpot and some Resene Concrete Clear

See the light - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 22

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Metallic confetti shapes, Old bedside lamp base and lampshade, Paintbrushes, Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear), Resene testpot of Resene Black, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, Sandpaper

Top tip: Lay the lamp base on its back when sticking on the confetti pieces to prevent them from slipping.

Here's another idea: Use the same technique to decorate the cover of your favourite notebook.

Paint a lamp base
See the light

Paint a notebook Another idea: Notebook

Step 1
Step one
Remove the lampshade and bulb and lightly sand the lamp base with the sandpaper – you might need a grownup to help you with this bit.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the lamp base. Allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the lamp base with two coats of Resene Black, allowing two hours to dry between coats.
Step 4
Step four
Working a small area at a time, apply a little Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear) to the front of the lamp base and apply some metallic confetti shapes, as shown – the Resene Multishield+ will act like a glue.
Step 5
Step five
Continue to apply the Resene Multishield+ and metallic confetti shapes until the front of the lamp base is covered, as shown. Leave to dry for at least two hours.
Step 6
Step six
Apply another coat of Resene Multishield+ to the entire lamp base. Once it’s dry, replace the shade and bulb (get a grownup to help with this), plug it in and get lit up.

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