Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fan Swap!

Well my swap partner has received her fan from me. So I guess I can now reveal the finished fan for you to see. I had participated in Vintage Rose Rococo fan swap and we were to make a Marie or Rococo inspired fan. I did not have much to go on. My partner had gone away for awhile on a trip, and although I searched her blog, I could not find a lot of her art work. I wanted to judge her style and color preferences. Since I had no reply to my queries I was at a loss. Then I spotted a photo on her blog of her bedroom that she had just re-done. It was decorated in a Paris-inspired theme, Black and White with an accent wall of teal. This became my fan inspiration. At the top I made a silver paper lace fringe. Then added black velvet ribbon and a black organdy bow, topped with a teal rhinestone. The Marie image was placed on chipboard and cut out. Then mounted on an oval stamped with french print , attached to a teal scalloped oval. I place a feather in her hair and added a pearl and jet earring. In the corners are silver filigree, then of course glitter. Trimmed with a black sequined trim (hard to see in photo)under this, and a black silk flower/pearl center for an accent. In this photo below you can see the teal ribbon, and the looped black silk trim under that. What you cannot see very well is the silver filigree placed under on the polka-dot paper below. I glued pearl trim all around, added a velvet teal layered flower and lovely black, teal, and striped ribbons.
The fan consists of seven panels, and what I thought was really cool was I found a bolt to join it that was flat on both sides, like the ones you see used for larger scrapbooks. I liked that the fan could lie flat open or closed. Kathryn has emailed me saying she loves it, and I am so glad she did because I was guessing on the colors. I only had a photo to go by on her blog and the colors might not necessarily be accurate.


Terri said...

Talk about over the did such a fabulous job on this fan! Such attention was paid to every detail. You rocked it sister friend! And I personall know it looks much richer in person. My hat's off to you for doing 7 panels! Now that's a fan! It truely is no surprise to me that your fan partner loved it! I know I do.

Renee said...

Debra I am so sure that she was crazy about it.

I totally hear you about the reading, that is probably why I haven't read in ages.

I have to tell you I don't think anyone can compare to the Anne Rice books on the vampires or the witches.

How are you dear friend? I think of you always.

Love Renee xoxo

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Girl, I am SO in love with this fan! The colors are so striking and I just LOVE the way you put it all together!!! Especially with such detail!!!
I'm so totally jealous :)

everything vintage

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Her Art Nest said...

Hi Deb,
I guess it's time to get back to blogging....your fan is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. Hugs, Nance