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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Butterfly Queens Fan and New Whimsical Frames Collage Sheet
The inspiration for this fan
was the chipboard
dress forms. The first time I saw
the dress forms I thought they would make a great fan.
Next, I decided on the images for the faces and then but I needed a
way to frame them and that idea spawned my new collage sheet “Whimsical
Frames”. I designed the framed
images so that they could be blades of a fan, a standalone piece or
incorporated in some larger project.
Because I used dimensional embellishments
I decide to permanently glue the fan open.
Once I made that decision I decided I needed a stand for the fan.
I’ve build these stands in
the past to display an ATC or other piece of art. The stand is made from chipboard
shoes and ornate
name plates. The only difference in
this stand and others that I have made is that the back of the stand is made
from combining two name plates rather than just using one.