Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

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.  
For embellishments on the top of the frame and the tops of the shoes I used images from my “Bejeweled” Collage Sheets.
Alpha Stamps Product I Used For This Projects

Collage Sheets



Theresa Goldman said...

Laura, love this so much!! where/what did you use for the coordinating butterflies on the Queen's fans? Was it the butterflies from Nichola's sheet or the stickers? Inquiring minds are puzzled....(usual state for me)

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is incredibly cool. Love the fan and the stand both. The detail is so fun...makes me smile. Great way to use the dress forms as well as the chipboard pieces. You always inspire me. Thanks so much.

Ally White Cat said...

When I saw this this morning i was so captivated.
Your talent is off the scales and your creations are museum quality.
susan s

Tabitha said...

Laura everything looks wonderful

Createology said...

Once again you have surpassed yourself. Uniquely amazing! Your fan and holder is beautiful. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

chrissies said...

Wow! Such amazing ideas on this and all adding up to a stunning creation.

Off to look at the tut for the stand as I would love to make one of those.

Thank you

Best wishes Chrissie xx

PeggyR said...

I love this!

~~Kristal~~ said...

Always love your post.. But I wanted to let you know.. your photo's are not showing up now.. I tried it on 2 different computers with no luck just broken links.. Can't wait to see them when it is fixed.. your work is fabulous..

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Soooo amazing. Your talent is exceptional.

Tracie Dean said...

Amazing and wonderful! You are so creative. Love the new collage sheet!!

Happy Crafting