Monday, October 8, 2012

Belladonna Party Hat

Art With No Boundaries       October and Halloween-Week 2
Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent     October Halloween and No Bones About It Week 2

Good Monday Evening Everyone!
We're into the second week of October and I'm bringing you a project today that fits both of these challenges. Before I get to the particulars of my project there's a bit of business to talk about first.
As of this week Art With No Boundaries is going to become a monthly challenge just like Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. However, the Design Team will be posting weekly projects to keep all our wonderful entrants and visitors inspired, so you will need to keep checking back each week to stay up with all the wonderful art projects the team will have to offer.
Next, just a little reminder about word verification on your blogs. We ask that you turn this off so that our team can leave comments on the projects that you have put lots of love and time into to enter in our challenges. I have heard it said that some people do not realize that it is turned on and some people do not know how to turn it off. I believe that Chris has a tutorial in the guidelines tab at the top of  both blogs to help you with that task. We don't want to be mean because we're all in this to have fun, but there have been a couple of times lately that I've gone ahead and tried to leave a comment and even after typing the correct prompts in many times it will never accept what I type. So even though I tried to comment you may feel short changed and don't realize that I was even there. Everything we do in life has rules so if we all follow the guidelines we can all have fun. Thank You for your understanding.
Now back to the fun stuff. I found a paper-mache witch hat and gave it a good make over.
I used the Haunting Apparition 3 Belldonna digi image from CS Designs for my focal image. She is colored with Copic markers and mounted on a pattern paper rosette. The witch hat is painted with black acrylic paint and left to dry. I then used some Halloween napkins that were 3 ply. Tear the layers apart savings the top printed image for your project, this will be like tissue paper. Using Collage Pauge, paint the hat working in small sections and paint the back of the napkin as best you can then layer onto the hat. Sometimes the napkins may tear but that is o.k. just collage another similar piece into place. Once you have the whole hat covered with the napkins, smooth with your fingers making sure all the air bubbles are gone and then brush another coat of collage pauge over the top for the final sealing coat. Let this dry very throughly.
I then added the wired webby ribbon with some creepy fibers from my stash and you've got yourself a great one of a kind Halloween party center piece.
We still have Blackdragon on board with us as guest designer this month and she has wowed us again with a couple of creepy projects (meaning creepy in the nicest way) then we have Bonnie, Lori, and Paula who have also got some wonderful Halloween projects you won't want to miss. There are clickable links on the two blogs above to their blogs where you can get all the details.
We look forward to seeing lots more entrants before All Hallow's Eve.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥


2amscrapper said...

Wow, Beverly--this is one amazing hat! Love the techniques you used.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Beverly, this project rocks. I love the rich colours of the hat and the beautiful colouring of Belladonna. The huge bow made of that cool webby ribbon and the fibres are wonderful details. Great idea to frame Bella with the rosette. It makes a stunning focal point.

Lori said...

Ok, Wow - your witch hat rules! Love the combo of colors you used on Bella and the rosette that frames her. Gorgeous!