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Giant Paper Fans at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

By Ann Martin @allthingspaper
Last week's post about a quilled balalaika by Licia Politis showed just one small facet of the paper art that was featured at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion. You see, before Licia began working on her individual entry, she and a team of Sydney quillers were busy creating rolled paper fans that would draw visitors to the section where paper creations were displayed.
Paper Fans at Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017
Licia and Christine Donehue devised the clever concept of large-scale fans 1 metre wide (39.4 inches) to hang from the ceiling. Using a magazine page spill as the design element was Christine's idea.
Experimenting with Rolled Paper Spills
Christine and Licia, along with Wendy Verity, each made a fan at home and then took the idea to the Sydney Quillers group (the link is to their public Facebook page where you can see more images from the Easter Show) to involve members in the making of three more abstract fans at their February meeting.
Abstract Paper Fan Nearly Completed by Sydney Quillers at Meeting
Christine had previously completed a 50 cm (20 inch) fan and it was also in the display, making a total of seven colorful attention-getters.
Paper Fan Chevron Pattern
Licia and I are often in touch and she began sending me photos of her chevron fan on February 1. At that point she had already rolled a multitude of spills and glued them in place on a half circle cardboard cut out.  Lastly, the backing was cut away between the points.
Paper Fan - Chevron Design
Licia finished up the fan project by the end of the month, leaving herself just a few weeks in March to design and create the balalaika. One thing I've learned about Licia over the years we've been online friends is that she regularly burns the midnight oil and accomplishes a tremendous amount in the evening hours in addition to working full-time. My hat is off to her!
Paper Fan Diagram
She readied an 8-segment fan for the Sydney Quillers to complete... first by drawing a diagram to help decide on the layout and then by rolling many neutral spills for the background and colored ones for the hearts so they would be ready for the members to glue in place.
Considering the Paper Fan Layout
Licia created two of the eight segments to serve as examples at the meeting.
 One Paper Fan Segment in Progress
And then completed the fan at home by assembling the sections on sturdy cardboard.
Paper Fan - Rolled Hearts Design
I love the way each fan is different, even though all utilize rolled spills... such a nice way to give a second life to quite a few magazines. Christine's lovely fan involved rolling flattened spills into coils of graduated colors, the largest being 13 cms (5 inches) in diameter, and also hand rolling many paper beads to create segments and borders.
Abstract Paper Fan by Christine Donahue
Wendy's eye-catching filigree design was peacock-inspired. She used lots of blues with yellow and green highlights.
Peacock Paper Fan by Wendy Verity
If you're interested in learning how to make a paper spill, I posted a quick tutorial at the link. They can be quite addictive, and as you can see from the fans, useful in creating colorful patterns.


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