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From shoes to crafts to home goods, Angelus Paint can be used to customize just about anything you can think of. The key is having the right tools and products to work with your surface. Creating a custom lampshade is an inexpensive way to add a one of a kind piece to any room. Here are some hand painted lampshades to inspire your own designs.

(source: @waynepate)

For fabric shades, like this one by artist Wayne Pate, adding Angelus 2-Soft helps condition the paint for use on fabric. Making sure the paint is the right consistency for fabric ensures it will adhere and dry evenly to a fabric surface. Take inspiration from his playful, graphic designs by using primary colors like red and blue.

(source: @lukeedwardhall)

Artist Luke Edward Hall's classically inspired designs have been featured on everything from pottery to perfume bottles. This pair of lampshades feature painterly portraits in black and colorful florals in mauve and red. Create your own painterly look by playing with different brush sizes and using a limited color palette.

(source: Marin Montagut)

For a more orderly approach choose a pattern, like this deck of cards inspired set covered in clubs, hearts, spades and diamonds from French illustrator Marin Montagut. The traditional cards palette of black and red make for a classic pairing. For more precise designs use a brush from the Angelus Mirco Detail Paint Brush Set or create stencils using Vinyl Tape.

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