Friday, October 5, 2012

Witches Hat

Hi Everyone-  It's October and we're finally starting to get some cooler weather, here in Southern California it's now only a high of 80 instead of 90!

Today I have a fun little project using a paper mache' witch hat.  I was cropping with some friends last weekend, and one of my friends was working on her little witch hat.  It inspired me to get mine out too!  I had two,  a larger one that I had made into a wreath last year and this smaller one that I'm going to share with you today.

I started by doing a simple color wash - I didn't even prime this first as I wanted the kraft color of the paper mache' to come through.  I got out my gelatos, and on a pallet I colored blue, purple and black and mixed it with water.  Than with a foam brush, I applied it to my witch hat.
Once this was dry, using Ranger Embossing Ink and the Bat Motel stamp, I stamped it onto the cone of my hat, heat embossing it with Fine Black embossing powder by Ranger.
I finished it up by applying my trims, ribbon and paper roses. I diecut a length of fence using our On the Fene die, scored it on my ScorePal to allow me to accorrdian pleat it into half of a pin wheel, which I used as a backdrop for my ribbon and flowers
Here's a closeup of the hat pin topper I made -
That's all I have for now!  Hope you find some inspiration from this cute little project!  This weekend is National Card Making Day so I hope you can get some time in your schedule to get creative and make some cards!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - The Bat Motel
Ink: Ranger Embossing Ink, Ranger Fine Black Embossing powder, Faber Castel -Gelatos: Blues, Black and Purple
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Tools:  Spellbinders On the Fene die,,  ScorePal
Embellishments:  Misc halloween buttons, sheer varigated ribbon, paper roses

1 comment:

Jacquie Southas said...

love the stamped & embossed house on the curve of the hat Karen!