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How to paint a rainbow fan

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Brighten up your home with a rainbow fan

Paint a rainbow fan

Keep the home colourful and cool during the heat of summer, with this rainbow fan painted using Resene testpots. Who doesn’t love a rainbow in their living room?

You will need: Desk fan, pencil and ruler, Resene testpots in Resene Dizzy Lizzy, Resene Outrageous, Resene Paris Daisy, Resene Poppy, Resene Pursuit, Resene Seeker and Resene Smitten, small art brushes, hair dryer.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
If your fan is already pieced together, deconstruct it so that you can paint directly onto the blades.
Step 2
Step two
Use the ruler and pencil to mark out six lines around the blades.
Step 3
Step three
Paint each block, starting from the base of the fan in this order: Resene Smitten, Resene Poppy, Resene Pursuit, Resene Outrageous, Resene Paris Daisy, Resene Dizzy Lizzy and Resene Seeker.
Step 4
Step four
To avoid the colours mixing, use the hair dryer to dry each colour before moving on to the next one.
Step 5
Step five
Once completely dry, piece the fan back together. Enjoy the colourful breeze!

Styling/Project by Leigh Stockton

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