Utagawa Hiroshige Table Shade


For your free download, my first Table/Tealight Shade from the Art of Utagawa Hiroshige, the first from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido.

Print this image on bright-white, semi-gloss card-stock, 8.5x11in, highest/best quality. Using a roller fabric cutter cut on the black border all around but for one straight edge cut which should have a 1/4 inch selvage or trim to accept 1/4 double sided tape.

For display, I use a super bright LED in a water filled stemless, 13oz wine glass. The water provides a continuous, dynamic diffraction of the light which I happen to like.

Other print mediums include vellum, photo paper and my favorite, but more expensive, backlit paper. When choosing the less opaque vellum, a layer of white tissue paper placed around the light provide a good diffusion so the glare isn’t so harsh.

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