Ahhh...Poor neglected blog. It has been such a busy summer and I hadn't been feeling the crafty-mojo for a while - until I got the new Graphic 45 "The Magic of Oz" paper collection. I LOVE it! When I saw a paper mache witch's hat at Michael's I had to have it to use with the G45 papers; so here is a first for my blog - an altered art project! I am SO happy with how this turned out - for my first foray into altered art I think it is pretty amazing. I've got lots of photos and close-ups of this one for you!
I started out with a plain brown paper mache Witch's Hat. I painted the entire surface of the hat with Pure Black acrylic Paint. I then covered the peak of the hat with the reverse side of the Goblin Gazette paper - I love the black paper with "Oz" all over it as the background for this project. I wanted this project to show the duality of Oz (i.e. Good vs. Evil) so I created a "Wicked" Side and a "No Place Like Home" side. I also wanted to be sure to include images of all the major players in the Oz story. The series of photos below shows the entire circumference of the hat so you can see how the sections flow into each other.
I love how the floral embellishment for this hat turned out. I used a combination of satin flowers, feathers and floral swirls to create the embellishment - which I attached to the brim of the hat with hot glue. Below are a few alternate views and a close-up of the floral embellishment.
Celebrate It Paper Mache Witch's Hat; Folk Art Artist's Pigment in Pure Black; Patterned Paper from the Graphic 45 "The Magic of Oz" Collection including: Emerald City, Journey to Oz, There's No Place Like Home; Wicked!; Poppy Fields, and Goblin Gazette; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot and Vintage Photo; Ranger Stickles in Ruby Slippers and Patina; Studio 18 Rhinestones; Finishing Accents Rhinestones; Celebrate It Halloween Floral (Roses and Black Sparkle Swirls); Ashland Feather Picks (1 Purple, 1 Green); Mod Podge (Gloss); Glue Dots minis; Hot Glue Gun