Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Hats Off!

First I'd like to say how much fun this was. When I was at uni I'd make stuff like this often and wear it too (mini top hat=goth fashion staple!) I didn't have all the papercraft resources then that I do now so I was really able to experiment here.
 I've used quite a bit of Tim Holtz idea-ology here: grungeboard keyhole, key and wings, tissue tape and type charm. I've also used Papermania textured cardstock, chain and mini penny farthing charm from hobbycraft, and 7gypsies mini key.

When I first saw the type charms (they come with letter stickers) I thought they would make great mini pocket watches, and I've finally found a project to use it for. They would look great on a charm bracelet or as a pendant too.
The body of the hat was made from an old Lush pot, to give a funky inverted shape, and the base a fine corrugated card, which I found to be quite malleable. I covered with the brown cardstock, then sanded it (white core cardstock is useful here as it brings out the texture) I then covered all the edges and 2 grungeboard wings with tissue tape, and used antique linen distress ink to accent. I covered the key and keyhole with brown then metallic paint for a rusty look.
I thought about the normal netting/veiling you can get on these mini hats, but I only had black net, so I decided to try and utilise the chain that i'd made the charm from for a pretty effect. I just made holes in the brim, opened up a few chain links and used them to attach the main length of chain.

This piece is going in for the Grungy Monday 37 challenge, to create a piece of wearable art.
Thanks Linda for a great challenge!!!

Also, this will be my feb monthly make








12 comments:

  1. What an amazing hat, it looks fabulous and will turn heads xx

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  2. Awesome! I make mini top hats out of coffee cups. I love this one, and I love the chain on the front. I'd never thought of using that instead of a veil but I will in the future! I also love your charms and the keyhole. they look great.

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  3. fantastic, love your photo.

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  4. I love your steampunk hat!

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  5. This is fantastic! So glad to find you from Linda's blog. I am deeply enamored with your hat!

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  6. Lovely titfer you have there! Love it!

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  7. Wow, this is sooo cool! Love it!

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  8. Oh my Gosh! That hat is totally cute!

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  9. Absolutely love your hat.!!

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  10. That is amazing and fantastic!

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