Hi guys, well another week has gone by, and its time for another Visible Image DT Post
you know from time to time, inspiration up and leaves us all for a while when this happens i usually spend some time browsing blogs and you tube for inspiration , and i have been seeing these top hats all over the web in different guises, from shabby chic, to steam punk and every style in between. and i got me thinking about our your Mr Edgar, he is so stylish in his top hat, so i thought ok reversal and a top hat can wear Edgar lol. (i know my mind wanders down strange pathways sometimes lol)
I made the top hat from 300gsm black card, then covered in some papers (using colours to match my lounge lol) then i decorated the hat with black lace, beads and trim from an old jacket, ( yes it was net decorated with beads from the 80's...) :P
I made a bow from the net and added to one side with a metal cog from my stash.
moving round to the back i trimmed down the seam and added another smaller net bow
then round to the other side i used the large Feather from the Free your Imagination Stamp set, stamped onto card using tuxedo black Memento ink, and the coloured with shades of grey from the cool set of pro markers, and a little pink gem on each to bling it up a touch, then i chose some beautiful blooms from
Petal Lu's lovely new Neutrals colour sets, and used to decorate the hat before adding the feathers.
and finally i stamped ,coloured and cut Edgar, colouring him with pro markers and though it doesn't show too well his goggles and cane are painted with Platinum acrylic paint, and his goggles have glossy accent glass :).
I really had fun making this little project and now it graces my shelves in the lounge who knows maybe ill do more and have a little hat collection .....