Apr 152011
 

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As there was not too much visible of Elizabeth’s fan in the “Pelican” portrait (particularly of the handle)…

…I decided to derive the shape of my fan from a different portrait:


Queen Elizabeth I. by an unknown artist, c. 1590-92


Closeup of the fan, sharpened

I first casted two thin, outer layers in the basic shape and one thicker, inner layer of which an approx. 1/4 inch of the top was missing in Fimo clay:

After joining these pieces, I leaf-gilded them and added a line of pearls to each side:

The following two pictures show the gap I have left to be able to add the feathers to the fan:

I used some leftover Fimo material to make the handle and leaf gilded it.

By then, my ordered ostrich feathers had arrived. I dyed them and glued them with masses of hot glue into the gap at the top.

You’re still with me? Wonderful! Then you shall now be gifted with pictures of the finished gown.

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