Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Baroque and Bling!

Have set a challenge this month on the Art N Soul Flickr group to make a fan. The template is for a folding greeting card but it can easily be adapted for a mixed media piece of art. Looking through the Flickr site the possibilities are endless - there are fans made from paper, fabric, canvas, tin and all are uniquely beautiful. I have a couple of favourites which are Marie Antionette themed - all pastel pink and blue with lots of froth!
    For my fan I reverted back to the 'Paris Night's paper - flocked and embossed and strokable! I thought on reading the instructions that the fan would be really difficult to do, but this was a project that as you made it, all things became clear! I was really bothered about openoing and closing but it works just fine!
I cut some of my precious lace into single pieces and stuck onto the paper and added a bit of bling in the centre of each. On the top fan blade I glued some pearls. I am a wee bit disappointed that the small lace doesn't form a perfect circle when the fan is opened despite me trying very hard to align it. I cut into the black version of the white lace and popped a pearl brad in the centre for the bottom of the fan.Finished with some ribbon and pearls. 
Crafts and Me have a theme this week of Monochrome,
Crazy 4 Challenges' challenge is 'Vintage or Shabby Chic'
Stamping Vacation - Use paper that resembles cloth (and I think the flocked paper would make terrific curtains!)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Girlie
The Three Muses - Black and White

25 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Viv. You should be very proud of this because it is STUNNING. What a lovely piece of crafting. Love it.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Teresa said...

Wow! Viv this is a magnificent creation,
Teresa x

MaggieC said...

That fan is so pretty, with such a lot of work in it. it must be so hard to get everything to line up.

georgina said...

wonderful Viv, I love it,luv Georginaxx

Jan said...

This is fantastic Viv. Great challenge, thank you. Jan x

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous fan, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Dori said...

Wow! How stunning!!

Meggymay said...

Its gorgeous Viv, love the monocrome style.

Nelly said...

wow, very creative idea and how elegant done - love it!

coops said...

wow, this is stunning viv, so beautiful :D

xx coops xx

indybev said...

What a lovely, delicate fan. So much work, and so well done! Thank you for sharing the story of its creation, and for bringing it to our Three Muses challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Viv, your fan is fantastic!

Rein said...

Just beautiful!

WrightStuff said...

It's very pretty. I wonder what Mari A would have made of air conditioning!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful fan.

missy k said...

What a beautiful fan.... roll on summer when you could use it!!!!

Karen

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Viv, no idea where to start with mine. I really want that paper stack but haven't been able to find it anywhere:(

Lee said...

STUNNING.xx

Tina said...

This is so amazing, Viv. It's so rich and textured-looking, and yet so very girly and chic. I love it!

Junibears said...

Very beautiful crafting. A lot of work in this piece. it's just beautiful.xx

Taluula said...

Oh wow, your fan is absolutely stunning Viv, and I loved reading about your creative process too. Thank you so much for sharing it here at the Three Muses.

LiveArt said...

WOW, how beautiful!! what an awesome creation, I Love it!!!

Janine said...

Wonderful !
This is so lovely. Last year I made some fans aswell. I love fans and yours is exquisit.

Clarky J said...

Wow how stunning is this! you clever lady x J x

Monica said...

STUNNER! What a classy colour combo!

xxx Monica