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Unread 01-21-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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Tutorial- Temari Fan

Okay, so this is actually a mini-fan that I bought in Chinatown, not the huge one. It still works regardless of the size, because I used the same techniques as my large Temari fan. *pictures of the large one are in my gallery*

MMKAY.

(btw, when choosing your fan, do not get any brightly colored. a mutual colored fan will work. in my Temari gallery, you can see my fan before it was painted. that's the kind of design you'd want)

So you'll be needing: (yes, some of the items aren't featured in the picture)

http://i3.tinypic.com/2qlx4kk.jpg

1 bottle of Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in the Glacier White color
1 bottle of Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in the Azalea color *other purple colors can be preferenced to your needs too*
LOADS of 1" foam brushes *michaels had a sale so I got 15 =3*
1 fan *regardless of size*
A roll of masking tape
A small paint brush
A pencil
NEWSPAPER

1) Start by laying out your fan. Use your masking tape to cover EVERYTHING single part of the black frame that's visible. Even the part that's next to the fan. Trust me, you'll be thankful for this later on.

2) Put a couple of layers of newspaper down on your area and put your fan on top. Painting time. ^^ You can squirt the paint in a cup or whatever to get paint from or just squirt it directly onto the fan and paint from there.

Newspaper=Good. This fan was fabric, not cardboard so the paint seeped through on mine.

http://i16.tinypic.com/2nc2vzq.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/4h1wn42.jpg

3) Now just start painting down with your white paint and foam brushes. It's okay to use more than one brush for every layer.

http://i12.tinypic.com/2uzxe3d.jpg

http://i14.tinypic.com/2yv8ebk.jpg

4) Once your completely cover the fan with two layers, place a fan next to it and dry it.

http://i1.tinypic.com/4413y1x.jpg

5) Continue adding this process until the whiteness is at your satisfaction...ness. Basically at the point where you can't see the previous background anymore. This is where you can pull off your tape and unveil your success. =3 *i already drew on the circles. I forgot to take a completely white picture without it*

http://i10.tinypic.com/2ikslli.jpg

6) Yank outcher pencil. You'll want to use something circular *I used a can of Raid bug spray, but if you're doing a large fan, a margerine tub will do fine* to trace your stars. If you're like me, you'll want to measure from the end of the fabric/board to the middle where you place your circles and count an even number of spokes from the outside.

http://i10.tinypic.com/4hkmys7.jpg

7) Now, after all are traced, pull out that bottle of purple paint and your small paintbrush.

http://i14.tinypic.com/47xgvo7.jpg

8) CAREFULLY, paint in your circles. You can do two layers on this to make sure it's not too lightly painted.

http://i10.tinypic.com/4dy3fgo.jpg

9) Let your circlies dry. x3

And voila! How easy was that? =]

http://i14.tinypic.com/2zs9009.jpg

This goes the same for large fans and big fans. If you're using a larger fan, you'll definitely need 2-3 bottles of the white fabric paint. One bottle of the purple paint should do fine because this is the second time I'm using this bottle.

ALL of these items can be found at Michaels. As for the fan, you can buy one off of ebay or Chinatown. You should be able to find a Chinatown somewhere in your state. If you're outta luck, I can only suggest ebay (which is much more expensive. the ones there are around $30 and i got my big one for $10. =D)

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Unread 02-13-2007, 07:05 PM   #2
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I have a question...

What happened after you closed the fan?...

My sis was going to cosplay as Temari, so I bought her a fan(2 actually, she didn't like the 1st) from Chinatown, and we got the fabric paint, and painted on two coats of white, and 2 of purple over the course of 2 days. It was on newspapers on our basement floor, and we have a dry basement. I let it dry for a day and a half, then closed it because it was completely dry to the touch, not tacky like it had been the previous day. But when she went to open it again the next week, the paint stuck and little pieces of material ripped off the fan. It's 4 months later, but every time she opens that thing, the same thing happens.

What did we do wrong?... Should we have used acrylic paint instead of fabric paint? Are there different types of fabric paint and did we just unknowingly buy the wrong type(I thought they're all the same..)? Did it not dry long enough?...but if so, it should have dried by now... What happened, and how can I fix it so that she can use her fan?... Please help!!
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Unread 02-14-2007, 04:10 PM   #3
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You let the each layer dry for at least a couple of hours right? If not, this could be the result. I've done this same thing and I've had it for 6 months or so and it's fine. There are some slight specks because I accidently closed it too soon, but those are easily painted over and dried. DO NOT USE ACRYLIC. Acrylic is even worse and upon opening and close it'll crack and peel off. When you/her aren't using it, try to leave it open so it airs out. Every now and then it may need a minor coating and a LONG time to dry.

I put on a full layer and let it dry for a couple of hours. Or a day. Then I repeated until the complete design was covered. The most essientiel part is drying which may be what happened. What brand of paint did you use? I don't think material should be ripping off of it either unless it was a poorly made fan. Also, is your fan all fabricky or is it sort of like cardboard with a canvas-type material over it?
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Unread 06-27-2007, 12:24 AM   #4
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You let the each layer dry for at least a couple of hours right? If not, this could be the result. I've done this same thing and I've had it for 6 months or so and it's fine. There are some slight specks because I accidently closed it too soon, but those are easily painted over and dried. DO NOT USE ACRYLIC. Acrylic is even worse and upon opening and close it'll crack and peel off. When you/her aren't using it, try to leave it open so it airs out. Every now and then it may need a minor coating and a LONG time to dry.

I put on a full layer and let it dry for a couple of hours. Or a day. Then I repeated until the complete design was covered. The most essientiel part is drying which may be what happened. What brand of paint did you use? I don't think material should be ripping off of it either unless it was a poorly made fan. Also, is your fan all fabricky or is it sort of like cardboard with a canvas-type material over it?
I actually just bought a big fan from chinatown down here in AZ and it has the thick cardbard type paper with canvas-type material over it. Would fabric paint work on that type of material? Or am I better off getting latex based paint? Because I found this website that uses a paint called Kilz that it latex based so it won't crack when you fold the fan.
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Unread 06-27-2007, 02:20 AM   #5
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Ah, revived an old thread. xD

The way you're describing it sounds just like my fan and I used fabric paint for it. And fabric paint is designed to not crack. Which is why it's called /fabric/ paint.

I've also discovered that if you want a shiny and sealed surface to use a thing called mod podge. -nods- You can find it at Michaels.
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Unread 06-27-2007, 02:25 AM   #6
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Lol ah ok. I wasn't sure because the material wasn't really fabric but it wasn't normal paper or wood. The brand that I was looking at, Kilz, is mostly a primer but this site I found said they used that brand because the paint wouldn't crack. I saw in another forum that you had suggested a certian fabric paint but I can't remember what the name was. And it came in purples too right?

Edit: Duh never mind it's at the beginning of the thread. >.< sorry

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Unread 06-27-2007, 01:02 PM   #7
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Hope this helped. =D Lemme see your progress pictures and finishing pictures when you get 'im up.
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sure! ^_^ I'm actually gonig to see if I can find the paint today. I love how big this fan is. A little over 3ft tall when closed and 5 1/2 ft wide when opened. ^-^ I feel almost bad painting over the design on it though.
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question. When you buy a fan from ebay, what do you have to type in the search box to find a big enough fan to paint over?
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Unread 07-20-2007, 11:47 PM   #10
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I finished my fan and i think it came out really well. I actually finished it last month, I just haven't had the time to post piccies XD well here they are!

Back of the fan 2nd coat


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Front 1st coat


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Edit: I don't know why but when I took the picture the purple dots came out blue XD
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Out of curiosity what is the brand of paint in the picture?
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Out of curiosity what is the brand of paint in the picture?
The white paint is Kilz, which is supposed to be a one coat paint, but well it didn't have fans in mind obviously XD the dots I used Tulip fabric paint for. Any kind of fabric paint or latex based paint is really good cause it won't chip when you fold it.
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Thank-you!
I've been stressing over the kinds of paint to use for weeks.
I'm so happy now. XD yay.
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You let the each layer dry for at least a couple of hours right? If not, this could be the result. I've done this same thing and I've had it for 6 months or so and it's fine. There are some slight specks because I accidently closed it too soon, but those are easily painted over and dried. DO NOT USE ACRYLIC. Acrylic is even worse and upon opening and close it'll crack and peel off. When you/her aren't using it, try to leave it open so it airs out. Every now and then it may need a minor coating and a LONG time to dry.

I put on a full layer and let it dry for a couple of hours. Or a day. Then I repeated until the complete design was covered. The most essientiel part is drying which may be what happened. What brand of paint did you use? I don't think material should be ripping off of it either unless it was a poorly made fan. Also, is your fan all fabricky or is it sort of like cardboard with a canvas-type material over it?
Ack, sorry for not replying sooner, I kinda couldn't find the thread, and just saw it now...

We repainted it- well, the problem spots that ripped anyway, along with the dots. I let it dry for 24 hours in our basement, then took it outside to dry in the sun, and then dried it again for like a week. So far it hasn't recracked, so you were right- thanks! Ours was one of those cardboard like ones, so when it ripped, it nearly ripped straight through, but luckily I was able to fix it.

Thank you sooo much for your help though, because if it wasn't for you, I would've used acrylic paints... and I don't wanna think about that. So yeah, you're a lifesaver, and everything seems just fine with our fan now.. just hope it stays that way.
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Um.. I am a new member here xD
So, can I color my fan with tempera, or I must color with fabric paints?
Maybe it's going to crack, I don't know xD
What do you suggest? :]
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