I needed an idea of how to create my party hat so up to the party decorations I went.
I de-constructed a party hat to get the general shape of the hat to create my own template.
Next step was to pull out vintage newspaper print.
I laid down a stencil and used the gold embossing paste to create a harlequin pattern over the paper. I repeated this process on several pieces of paper.
I tore it into pieces and applied watered down glue under the pieces and over the pieces to cover the party hat. After the hat was covered with the newsprint and embossed pattern I smeared white acrylic paint to soften the effect in areas of the hat. I distressed around the edges with brown dye ink.
I cut crepe paper into strips. Placed tape around the bottom edge. Crinkled and attached the crepe paper. I stapled the crepe paper to hold more wrinkles in place with the tiny attacher. I added that hint of brown again on my crepe paper with the brown dye ink.
I then die cut stars from cardboard and distressed with the gold embossing paste and white paint.
I attached the stars to the hat. I then made tulle poms by cutting a bow from white tulle. Cut the bow ends to form a pom pom. I sprayed it with gold glimmer mist. I then used a glue pen and added chunky silver glitter to the poms. I added an accent in the center with small brass stars. I added more glitter around the bottom and finished the top off with another larger pom pom with glitter.
Products: Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste, The Crafters Workshop - Harlequin Stencil, Melissa Frances Vintage Crepe Paper, Basic Grey Brass Stars, Stampendous Silver Crushed Glass Glitter , Tattered Angels - Gold Glimmer Mist, Vintage Papers, Glue Pen, Tiny Attacher, Ranger Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Spellbinders Stars
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