Creative Cafe Try a Trend: Altered Lamp Shade with Seth Apter Collection

Using a combination of products from the Seth Apter Collection, Designer Debi Adams created this ulta cool altered lamp shade! Do you have a lamp shade that needs a new look? Give this a try! Scroll down to see how Debi created this project in her process video!



S4-621 Drip Drop

S4-623 Coffee Ring

S4-625 Ring Around

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum Machine


Black Cardstock; Black Thin Cording; Small piece of Bubble Wrap; Fiber Paste; Gold Paint Pen; Copper Metallic Foil; Modge Podge; Old Sheet Music; Book Pages; Various Paint Brushes; Acrylic Paints; Black Poly Foam; Stencils; Vintage Key; Water Mister



1. Mist water onto lampshade and then add various colors of paints to shade.

2. After paint has dried, attach torn pages from sheet music and books using Modge Podge. With watered-down paints and using a brush, swipe over torn pages with various paint colors and dry. Transfer bubble wrap images to shade with paint. Add fiber paste sentiments using Seth’s Stencil Girl stencils and allow to dry.

3. Die-cut Coffee Ring from poly foam and embellish with gold paint.

4. Apply map to poly foam. Die-cut Drip Drop from map/foam. Apply touches of gold with gold pen.

5. Die-cut Ring Around from black cardstock and copper gold metal foil. Embellish paper with Seth’€™s stencil using a blending tool and gold paint. Add a touch of gold to metal piece.

6. Attach all die-cut pieces to lampshade using adhesive and/or pop-dots.

7. Fold metal pieces over top and bottom of shade and adhere in place.

8. Attach Black cording around shade and secure with a knot. Attach vintage key.

Check out the process video that Debi shares with us:


Debi Adams

As far as she can remember, Debi has been crafting, creating and doing art in one form or another. Born and raised in Southern California and the mother of four grown daughters, Debi is an in-house Senior Creative Designer at Spellbinders. She considers herself an “eclectic artist”, dabbling in mixed-media, party décor, paper crafting, painting, calligraphy, sewing, floral arranging, and everything in between. She has been featured in Somerset Studios, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create magazines. Though her passion is in creating art, she finds as much joy in giving it away. Her free time is spent junking, traveling, seeing her girls and new grandson and creating…art!


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