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Altered Chinese Fan for Prima

Good morning and it’s Sunday here right now in Singapore! Yes, call me crazy because I’m back here 3 days in a row! lol!

The hub and I are pretty excited today because we’ll be attending Ethan’s kindergarten graduation concert later in the afternoon! We seriously can’t believe that our little boy is finally moving on to the big boys’s school (that’s what we told him) next year! How time flies and I of course do not wish to see him grow up so fast. I’m really going to miss enjoying him at this age, all playful, adorable, loving and at most times, driving me up the wall! *laugh* But then again, I’m wishing for him to be happy even though the years ahead will be challenging at school (the schooling system in Singapore is definitely tough). Well, let’s just take things one step at a time. 🙂

Anyway, I have here an altered chinese fan that I made using loads of gorgeous Prima goodies, which of course I’m totally in love with them! Thanks to Prima, they indulge us with a huge range of their beautiful products, which I think can last me a lifetime! Not that I’m complaining. lol!

This fan was given away as a gift at a wedding I attended years ago and it was broken, so I got it fixed and altered it into a display piece. If you have any momento that you love very much and you think you can alter it into something wonderful, please do create a beautiful display piece for your home.

These are the products that I used on this altered fan

  • 544171 ~ Scrapbook Jewelry Coconut
  • 543372 ~ Summer Carnation Lemon
  • 536992 ~ Felt Gates
  • 543938 ~ Tuscany Seaside
  • 542771 ~ Guava Peony Brahms
  • 538750 ~ Zazi Clay
  • 537753 ~ Athena Flowers Powder Puff
  • 539672 ~ Autmun Leaves September
  • 541095 ~ SIIC Swirl with Fimo Grey

And before I leave, this information is for Nadine and Grace who asked me whether if I print my own pictures that I used in my work and what printer do I use (coincidentally, both of you asked me the same question in my last post! :)).

Yes, I do print my own pictures for my projects. I’m not someone who will step out of the house and visit a proper photo store to get my photos developed. Let’s just say I’m way too lazy to do that. 🙂 I like the comfort of my own home to print the photos as and when I need to. And I also like the flexibility to enhance my photos a little and click the button, and just print them in any size that I like.

So, here’s an affordable printer that I bought maybe about a year ago from Canon. The model that I got is Pixma iP3680 and it cost only S$139. Frankly, I think this is a great printer and the quality and color that it produce, it’s wonderful! Not fantastic like the ones you develop in some professional photo developer but it works really well for me. Whether I print them in color or black & white, the color palette is very close to what I see them on my laptop screen.

And if you want to know if the color stays and you’re worried if they will fade, I’ve made this collage of photos for my best friend as a wedding gift a year ago and the last time I visited her a couple of weeks ago, the photos still look amazing. 🙂

And the photo paper that I use, it’s Canon Photo Paper Plus, Semi-Gloss with satin finish. I bought them in 4R size in a pack of 50 sheets for S$16.90 and A4 size for 20 sheets for S$20.25 (I can print in this size and frame up my pictures).

So, this is what I used to print all my photos. It really depends on your preference because there’s a huge range of printers that you can get out there and if you have a bigger budget, you can get a better one. Just make sure you choose one that gives you a high dpi resolution so your prints will be sharp and clear.

I hope this answer your question and helps you make a choice to print your pictures with an affordable and decent budget and at the same time, have fun creating with all the wonderful pictures you took!

  • GraceMOctober 31, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    Thanks Leena for such a detailed reply to our questions! think I’ll give my home printer a shot…can’t wait to scrap the photos of our recent vacation 🙂

  • SandyNovember 5, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Such stylish and eye-catching way to turn a fan into a display piece.

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