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A wall sconce incognito as a nightlight.
I decided to make a nightlight with the Jacquard Lumiere paints, since they are differently reactive based on what sort of lighting is behind them. Overall the project is easy, painting takes up the most time.

Posted by Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose) from St Joseph, Missouri, United States • Published See Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose)'s 19 projects »
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  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

    Remove the shade from your nightlight

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 2
    Step 2

    Its good practice when you are using a paint you've never used before to do a cross so you can see how different colors interact on top and bottom of each other. Lay out lines of each in one direction, then when dry, go over in the other direction.

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sketch your design. Graph paper is very VERY helpful in this if you are generating your own. I've placed a b/w version of my own design in the attachments to this project if you want to use it. I compiled my design from three different images found while googling "Art deco".

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace your design onto your acetate using your non-smearing pen.

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 5
    Step 5

    If your design is symmetrical flip your acetate over...

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 6
    Step 6

    ... and trace the other side.

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use your initial sketch as a map for how you want to layout your color.

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 8
    Step 8

    And paint it in. This step took me two coats and I purposely left it thinner near where colors meet so the light could shine through more in the design.

    This is a picture of the design on a dark background so you can get the full effect of the white on top.

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 9
    Step 9

    and on a light background.

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut your design out from the rest of the acetate leaving a thine border

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 11
    Step 11

    Be sure if your nightlight has a switch to cut a spot to put the switch through!

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 12
    Step 12

    Glue it all together and enjoy how it looks in the light….

  • How to make a wall light. Art Deco Nightlight Using Jacquard Lumiere Paints - Step 13
    Step 13

    …and the dark!

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