Stay Cool Fan

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick fan project I created! The weather has been HOT around here…mid to upper 90’s and it’s hard to stay cool so I thought I would create this fun fan using some of my ColorBox inks! 

I started by placing a piece of Watercolor Paper on top of the “Postage Stamp” looking diecut from the Creative Book Pages Diecuts. I placed between the cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut off 1/2″ on each side of diecut with a Paper Cutter. I inked the glass tray with Sunshine Blends 2 Ink  added water to ink mixture, placed the diecut in the ink mixture and once completely covered with ink removed and let dry.

I placed the Geometrics Art Screen on top of the diecut, inked an Art Dauber with Tutu Blends 2 Ink and applied over art screen. Then I removed the art screen and let dry.

Next I inked the following letter rubber stamps “stay” with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of patterned cardstock. I cut cardstock to fit the fan and before adhering I cut a small banner from orange cardstock and glued both to fan.

I inked the glass tray with following Blends 2 Inks: Stop, Golden and Sunshine Blends 2 Inks, added water to each ink, laid a scrap of watercolor paper in the ink mixtures. Once the watercolor paper was completely covered I removed and let dry. 

I placed an Adhesive Sheet on the back side of watercolor paper and placed on top of following letter diecuts: C, O (cut 2) and L. Next I placed between cutting plates and run through the diecut machine. I removed the adhesive backing from letter diecuts and placed under the “stay” wording.

I finished by adhering a wooden paddle/stick to the fan. I know it is in no way a substitute for air conditioning but it does help a little to stir a breeze when you are hot and sweaty. Also this would be a fun craft to do with your children too. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Sunshine Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Tutu Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Stop Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Golden Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Glass Tray
Sizzix: Funky Brush Sizzlits Diecuts (retired)
May Stamp Pegz: Lowercase Letters Set
Stick/Wooden Paddle
Patterned Cardstock Scraps
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!


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