I thought I’d move on to the latest folding screen I am working on, since there is little to report on my front hall project. Remember the Geisha Girls, on the three panels? Well, I have another folding screen, exact same size and shape to play with. Yay!
This one is going to feature 3 Gals from the 1920’s. A fabulous fashion era, with lots of beading and glitz. Perfect for these panels! At first it was to be fashions from the 30’s, but once I started doing the research, I could see the 20’s was much more in sync with my client’s style. She has two chairs from the 1930’s in her living room, where this screen will reside, so that is why she initially thought about doing something from that era. We poured over a lot of dress styles and both agreed, the 20’s would be a lot more fun. I bought this book with CD from Dover Press, which has all royalty free images to use.
Here are the three Gals we choose for the panels. The colors will be altered.
Then, I peeled off the paper liner and cleaned all the glue off with TSP, rinsing it all well. Of course, I have no sink in my studio, so this meant several trips upstairs to my kitchen for clean water and back down to the studio. My previous source of water was always from my top loading washing machine. Unfortunately, that recently died and I made the maybe not so wise decision to get a front loader instead, completely forgeting about this handy source of water when I’m working! I do love my new front loader for laundry though, and I guess I’ll eventually catch on to the idea of filling up a few pails of water every time I’m working down here now.