Friday, August 10, 2007


Yesterday my mom called and informed me that it was 105 degrees outside. I was aware of this fact because I had been outside watering plants and bushes for 3 hours. According to this will be the trend for at least the next week. Scary! To go with the theme of the heat, I decided to alter a paper fan. You know, the kind that they give out for advertising. I did a random one and then I got to thinking about people who would use a fan, and then hot flashes came to mind. I am very near that time of life, though I tend to only get warm flashes. So, then I decided to do a series of hot flash fans. I had just finished reading the blog of Michelle Ward and was inspired by her spray paint journal with stencils. I got some printed fans that I already had and spray painted them and added sprayed stencils and then some collage and glitter glue. The image is from a 1958 Maidenform bra ad. I liked the way it turned out and I may put a couple of them in my Etsy shop.

Meanwhile, I'm just trying to stay cool.


Steph said...

Gorgeous fan! Do you alter umbrella as well ? Because here it's been raining most of the week ! )

Still Waters Studio said...

You could transfer photos to fabric and sew them on and paint on it with acrylics. That could be fun.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful fan! Great work!