Monday, 17 June 2013

Chinese Fan

Hellooooo lovely bloggers!!!

Once a month over at the Tando Creative blog we are now going to have a 'Free For All' week where we can showcase anything Tando that we may have done that doesn't fit into any particular theme.  Its a brilliant way to show you what we may have done for other DT's or made just for the fun of it :D

I was demonstrating at the Craft Barn Extravaganza a couple of weeks ago using the NEW RELEASES and so I shall be showcasing  them here.  First up is the LARGE FAN.  This one measures 31cm x 21cm so a decent size for some wall art.  Its layered so you can add all sorts of ephemera if you choose.  I went for the obvious Chinese theme for this haha...

I used red acrylic paint on the background and then a crackle stamp in black. 

Please note...the segments in the fan are all slightly different so use the upper section as a template if you are going to add paper/card sections as I did.

The stamp for 4 of the segments is by Lynn Perella at PaperArtsy.  This has been stamped onto red painted card them clear embossed.  The top section has been painted black and A applied.  I made a tassel and attached a Chinese coin with a brad.  Here it is naked...

As you see it comes complete with the 'waste'...I am still thinking about how to use those :D  There is also another Fan Pack containing a small and a medium fan.

HUGS xxxxxxx


Angelnorth said...

Very opulent look here, fab piece Karen!

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, so lucky to have seen it irl. It is so very striking and beautifully done.
Huge huggles x x x x

Gio said...

Yours is very inspiring Karen, love that red!! I have to get one of those to alter.

Julia said...

Ah ha! The red fan complete. I was lucky enough to meet you at the Craft Barn and have a chat. I got the medium and small fans and my version is purple. Love the red and black, very oriental.
Julia x

Lina McDermott said...

Hi Karen, Wow! stunning fan.
The colours that you have used have made this
artwork truly dramatic, brilliant. xx

DIane Warburton said...

Tut tut Mrs - what's this all about? 'The top section has been painted black and A applied.' :-)

All jokes aside, it is a lovely fan and I'm sure that is a fun project to alter, types me looking around the room to see where I could put it :-) x

Maggie said...

I "need" one lol looks fabulous Karen and love the rich red


Sandy said...

Beautiful fan Karen - really gorgeous!