Get out your sunglasses - we're going bright, REALLY bright! Today we're taking a look at our Fluorescent Neon Lampshade Making PVC Range. It won't fail to bring a dazzling and eye-catching quality to your shade and with four dayglo colours to choose from, there are plenty of possibilities for using this fun material. Read on to get the low down on our Neon Range, how to make a shade with it and some inspirational examples of how it can make your lampshades pop!
Neon Need to Knows
Exactly the same as our Standard Lampshade Making PVC, our Neon Stick It Range is simply a neon lined version of the same product and has all of the qualities you would expect from regular Lampshade Making PVC, so is specifically engineered for lampshade making, fire resistant, anti-static and has passed the Glow Wire test.
With handy 1cm squared gridlines on the backing paper on the reverse, it’s easy to cut to the size you need to match your shades. To find out the length of the panel your need to cut simply measure your ring diameter, multiply by Pi (3.141) and then add 2cm for your overlap. The smallest role available is a 2-metre roll, and at 120cm wide, the maximum sized shade you could make from this roll is a whopping 60cm diameter shades, a real head-turner for sure.
If you’re a professional lampshade maker who’s planning on stocking neon shades, you might want to consider a longer length roll and all our Neon Lampshade Making PVCs are available in 5, 10 and 25-metre roll lengths.
Take your pick from Fluorescent pink, orange, red or yellow, each of which packs a real punch. The yellow is possibly the brightest of the four and the neon backing is applied in a thin layer, meaning this doesn’t create any more extra bulk than using a Double-sided Lampshade Making PVC, with a fabric or paper.
How to use our Neon Stick It Range
Making a lampshade from our Neon Stick It range is a just little different to making a Lampshade Making Kit, yet is the same process as using our Double-Sided Lampshade Making PVC panels.
Easy to do, here are the steps you'll need to follow to use Neon Stick It to make a shade:
1. Cut the Neon Stick It to the actual depth you want the lampshade to be and calculate the length by multiplying the diameter of the rings by Pi (3.141) and add 2cm for the seam overlap.
2. Press and iron the fabric and place right side down on the table.
3. Position the neon panel with the backing paper face down onto the fabric leaving a few centimetres at the top and bottom of the fabric.
4. Adhere the panel to the fabric and flip over to check the outer fabric is smooth.
5. Add our 15mm Self Adhesive PVC Strip to the top and bottom of the neon panel, ensure this is aligned with the short edges.
6. Cut around the whole panel and then remove the Self Adhesive Strips.
7. Continue to make lampshades as you would for a kit. Click here for the full Drum Lampshade Making Kit instructions.
If you prefer you can watch our Double-Sided Lampshade PVC Video, below starting at 9 minutes, 15 seconds, in which Sam, our demonstrator, talks you through what to do.
Our Neon Stick It Range works surprisingly well with many outer fabrics. Monochrome patterns and prints, as seen in the lampshade below from @cheekypickle really make the neon pop, as do plain dark colours such as greys and even blacks, that have a crisp, modern aesthetic.
Bold, colourful prints are an obvious choice, particularly if some of the colours in the fabric are picked up in the neon inner. Below is a great example from the talented @gosh_absolutley.
We love how @bluebird_upholstery has showcased a vintage kimono, combined with the red neon, showing anything is possible!
Try before you buy
As with many colours, our Fluorescent Neon PVCs don't appear as bold and bright on a computer screen as they are in real life. Why not order a FREE Stick It Sample Packs? Simply list the Stick It samples you require in the comments box, click through to the checkout and pay for only the postage!
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