Show me a top hat, and I will show you the Mad Hatter, I do have a never ending love of all things Alice so it seemed obvious to me to choose this for my Free for all piece this week.
What I did
· Before I assembled the hat at all I used the cogs mask and texture paste all over it to give it lots of texture.
· I now followed the instructions and glued it all together, I discovered that although this does fit together very easily and all the pieces do slot together neatly you do need to be patient, especially when gluing the brim on, gluing down one or two tabs at a time, letting these dry and them doing more, this way you get a nice shape. I also used a quick drying glue.
· I now painted the whole hat black. I used a thick paint as this soaks into the card less and you only need to give it one coat. Once this was dry I highlighted the cogs created by the texture paste using treasure gold.
· I patterned a length of ribbon using the burning rubber stencil and some red paint, I would this around the hat as a hat band.
· I coiled a long length of wire and then wound this around the hat, finishing it at the top by positioning it in the clock hands as shown in the photo below.
· I added various tando shapes that I had painted with a selection of paints and stickles, positioning them as shown in the photos.
Mad Hatters Top Hat Kit
Set of 6 decorative Clock Hands
Cogs Grab Bag
Arrows Grab Bag
I will have my last project as guest designer to share with you next week, Carol x
Great project Carol - don't forget as its Wednesday we have a new project over on the Challenge blog - hope you join us...
Don't forget our "free for all" week continues tomorrow with another DT showing another piece...