I decided to give one of my hats a makeover with a Steam Punk style hat band. I love hats and this bowler hat is one of my favourites. I made the hat band by running some strips of grunge paper through my Cuttlebug, using a cog embossing folder. I then coloured this with gold paint dabber, lightly sanded the surface and rubbed in a little Vintage Photo DI. The cogs were die cut from grunge paper, using Tim's Sizzix large cog die.These were coloured with gold and silver paint dabbers and 'vintaged' with various distress inks. I then dipped them in UTEE using my Melt Pot. I cut the flowers with Tim's Tattered Florals Die and coloured them with distress inks.I then stamped on top with Archival black ink with a dotty background stamp and a flourish stamp. I followed a tutorial by The Artful Splodger, on how to make the flowers. Each layer was dipped in UTEE before assembling. i finished off the decorating with a few idealogy cogs and brads. I love hats and intend to wear this one at music festivals, roll on the summer, as I think it will be fun to wear and certainly unique !
Well there it is, one of my favourite projects. If you would like to see what buried treasure has been uncovered hop over to Seths blog, by following the link here and you'll find a list of participants in the blog hop. You're sure to find plenty of inspirational posts so why not get hopping. Have fun ! x
Here are some of the supplies I've used which are available from Kim's eclectic Paperie shop, click on anyone and you'll be right there.