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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ART DECO STYLE PAPER FANS - NEW COLLAGE SHEETS- FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE

The new Vintage Hollywood paper and Venetian Fan Blade fan blades sets were the inspiration for this project.  The fan blades work great for creating either a fan for display purposes or a working fan.
To complement the style and color scheme of the paper I designed three new collage sheets “Deco Dames”, “Sassy Beauties” and “Mini Sassy Beauties” that are sized to fit the fan blade sets (see below).

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS
This sheet contains 8 lovely ladies in 1920’s fashion with 7 fan designs in various sizes.






This sheet contains 19 sassy ladies from the 1920s. 





This sheet contains two sets of ladies from the 1920's for a total of 38 images.  The collage sheet is sized to fit the mini fans.






SAMPLE MINI FAN
Below is a fan made using the mini Fan Blades and the Mini Sassy Beauties collage sheet. It's the perfect size for a gift card and would fit nicely in an envelope; decorate one side and write on the other.
SUPPLIES USED IN THE MINI FAN
Vintage Hollywood 8x8 Paper Pad
Venetian Fan Blades – Set of 5
Flat-Back Gold Star Studs - 12mm
Flat-Back Bold Star Studs – 8mm
1 Inch Mini Tassel - Black

LARGE FAN DETAILS

DECORATING THE FAN BLADES
I started by covering both sides of a set of large and small fan blades with the Vintage Hollywood decorative paper.
Next, I used a black marker to draw a border around the blades.
I glued the smaller fan blades to the bottom of the larger blades.
I then punched a hole in one of the blades and used it as a template to mark and punch the holes in the remaining blades.
I cut out fans from the Deco Dames Collage Sheet and attached drop connector to each fan.
I used a frame from the Elegant Frames Download set backed by more of the decorative paper to showcases lades from the Deco Dames Collage Sheet.
I glued the framed ladies to the fan blades and the added the fans.  To give the fans more sparkle I added colored rhinestones.

ASSEMBLING THE FAN
I decided to glue the fan blades in place instead of making it a working fan as this fan was for display.  With gluing the blades in place you can add more dimensional embellishments.
Notice how the blades are attached with the middle blade on top, followed by the blade on the right, then the blade on the left, then the last blade on the right and finally the last blade on the left.

NOTE: If you want to learn how to connect the blades of the fan together to make a working fan check out the links to other fan tutorials at the bottom of this post.
To secure the fan at the bottom I used a button and wire.  Behind the button, I added beads attached to chains.
On the back of the fan, I folded the wire, glued it in place and covered it with a piece of filigree.

On the back of the fan, I folded the wire, glued it in place and covered it with a piece of filigree. 


DETAIL SUPPLY LIST - FOR BOTH FANS
Vintage Hollywood 8x8 Paper Pad
Vintage Hollywood 12 x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Venetian Fan Blades – Set of 5
Mini Fan Blades – Set of 5
Abez Drop/Connector – Antique Gold
Corrugated Brass Pears
Flat-Back Gold Star Studs - 12mm
Flat-Back Bold Star Studs – 8mm
1 Inch Mini Tassel - Black

ADDITIONAL FAN PROJECTS


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