Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Screen is Done!

I finished it last night. It was worth all the time and effort I put into it! The big lesson here is to find a project in something damaged or worn. In this case (as I posted when I made the purchase), there was a tear in the fabric backing of the screen. I asked the store manager if I could buy it at a discount and he said "but it's ripped!?!" He knew not with whom he spoke. Onward home, a damaged Shoji screen with "project" written all over it.

I will take a picture of the full screen when I can get some decent light. In the meantime, here is a section of it. I think the black filagree stencil-like paper was such a great addition. I used roughly 30 different patterns of scrapbook and origami paper for the panes, cutting then gluing each one individually.

I think I might go back and ask the manager if he has any more torn screens. I could make one for my living room, with perhaps just a few colors and patterns.

9 comments:

kate said...

Super cute! I love how colorful it is!!!!

Rachel said...

The screen is beautiful. I love the look of the different papers. Good job!!!

abeachcottage said...

Dawn, it is so so much better than anything I could have imagined, I really just love it, wow I have to get started on mine, you've really inspired me!

can't wait to see all of it and where you put it

Sarah

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Dawn, it looks wonderful! What a stunning finish. Also, happy birthday!

Songbirdtiff said...

Wow! It looks very quilt like. You really did a great job!

Claudia said...

Its beautiful! What a great job you did on the screen. You have inspired me.

Ashley said...

SO pretty! i found a beat up old window on the street awhile ago, i might just steal your idea for it!

julie said...

It's beautiful!! I can't wait to see it in person!

Jen M said...

I love it, it's like a beautiful quilt!

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