Monday 3 September 2012

steampunk top hat

here is what has been keeping me busy

So i created a fabric dress on a wire dress form (I will reveal tomorrow) and the finishing touch is the top hat.


started with a top hat brought from the dollar store (not a dollar) i covered with fabric
then added accents with chipboard gears, bicycle, clock and rails.  Also accents of flowers, metal gears and facuets, and screw brads.  Used Graphic 45 curosity paper line for color punch.


Does the shape of the goggles look familiar???  i was really stumped on how to make the goggles then as i was drinking my morning tim hortons tea it hit me- the bottom of the coffee cup was exactly what i was looking for.  So i cleaned out the coffee and cut off the bottom of the cup, covered the sides with paper, and colored the bottom with jiffy marker. To get the metal edge i inked top and bottom with versa mark and used embossing enamel-silver by stampendous (this one of my favorite products i discovered last april and now use on everything.  I use the aged embossing enamel they are super thick and have multiple colors in then so when they dry there are hints of other colors giving them more depth.  They also don't dry as shinny as an embossing powder but more flat- LOVE)  Finished with karen foster screw brads around outer edge.  Once i get to the shop tomorrow i will add glossy accents to black bottom to make it look more like tinted glass lens.

Added a clock and gear clutter on the side of hat used chipboard from dusty attic and scrap fx and metal accents from tim holtz.  I covered some gears and rails with siver embossing enamel and the rest with gunmetal stickles.  (love these but they have been discontiued i hate that now i need to find some online and stock pile)  I like to cluster an assortment of enamel, stickles, and metal gears added clusters together with chipboard rails.  This is a prima flower that i have had for 2 years waiting for the perfect project because i love it so much plus it hides all my construction .  The large skelton clock was colored with jiffy marker and cut so i could twist around from side of hat to the back.

you will know why i haven't been blogging i have been creating

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