Sunday, January 04, 2009

Box Fan Deconstructed
So, I was trying the same technique I used on the construction fencing in Falling Through the Cracks. While I was working on that piece, I noticed this box fan in my garage, so I thought I'd give it a try. I put the soda ash soaked fabric on the fan (unplugged, and lying on it's side), and began squirting the dye on. It was interesting, but nothing to get too excited about. I decided to cut it up and put it back together. I hadn't tried that before. Though there's nothing wrong with this piece, there's nothing that really appeals to me either. Perhaps it will be the background for something else.


5 comments:

Carmen Rose said...

I love the idea of draping fabric over cool stuff in your house as you dye it. You could use the resulting piece as a stone in a setting. Now all you need is to add the setting. LOL!

Julie Bagamary said...

I think it will be an excellent background.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

A very clever use of a common item.
Now think about using than fan again - what if........
K

cathi said...

you should go over to the quilting arts blog and check it out!!!
cathi

Rayna said...

I'd like to see what you ended up doing with this!