i have had so much fun making this dt inspiration project for the
the theme is
Anything goes Easter
well i went for a Steam punk Easter Bonnet!!
i know i know my mind is a little twisted lol, but i think it kinda works lol
i made the top hat and covered it in some green pattern paper. the hat measured 3.5'' tall and about 5'' across the base.
next i decided to make some steam punk goggles to put on it so first step was to determine their size of the goggle , then i rolled some cardboard int a tube to the right size and glued. then i cut this tube in half creating the side shape of the goggles as i went, then i cit 2 circles of card slightly larger than the tube, cut the centre out same size as tube for lens and snipping all around the edge i attached to the top of the tube,to cover the join and get the metal frame look i added a strip of card to rim them, once all this was dry i covered it all in tin foil and painted to give the metal effect .
using the faux leather technique i made a nose strap and some side straps, the lenses are cut from acetate and coloured with spectrum noir pens.
then i used tiny flat back pearls as rivets to decorate, and finished with a buckle at the back.
so putting the goggles aside, i set to decorating the hat, and boy did i decorate lol, loads of lace and flowers and pearl stems etc, i made all of the flowers except the yellow roses which where white and i coloured with spectrum's and then dry brushed the copper colour over the petal edges, i cut some cogs and painted to look metal, and stuck them randomly over the hat, the net was added and then the goggles to finish it all off.
i quite like it, and have to admit i do love making these little hats!
but what do you think?
we would love you to come join in with this challenge