Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Steampunk Easter Bonnet

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Hi friends and followers!  Hope you are all well.  Thanks so much for stopping off to see what I have made for week 2/Funkie week at Frilly and Funkie.  Rebecca's challenge is Easter/Spring gifts - but not in a basket, so I put mine in a hat.  Not just any hat, but my take on a spring inspired steampunk top hat.

I found a top hat pattern on line, but unfortunately I didn't save the URL so I can't direct you to it.  It was too small, like a party table favor and I spent quite a bit of time working on my computer/printer to enlarge the pattern pieces.  Once I got the sizes right, I traced it onto black CS and then did Tim's riveted metal technique to the main body of the hat.  I used 1/4" Wonder Tape to assemble the pieces.  Because I wanted the Easter bonnet feel to it, I made my gears pastel, cutting them from brown chipboard, painting them with white gesso and and then dabbing with distress stains in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold.  I sprinkled them with Rock Candy Distress Glitter while the gesso was still dry.

The flowers were made with the Tattered Pinecone die and the edging was cut with the Vintage Lace die from white CS.  I stained it with Dusty Concord stain and then used Enameled DP on it.  The lace edging and the flowers were glued on with Claudine Helmuth's Multi Medium Matte.

The large purple flower was actually left over from my egg carton make last week.  I didn't use it then, but it just seemed to fit into my Easter bonnet.  It was cut from white CS with the Tattered Florals die, sponged with Dusty Concord distress ink and also coated with Enameled EP.  The egg picks were purchased - I wasn't up for making everything :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please hop over to Frilly and Funkie to see what the rest of the team has to inspire you today.

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Terry said...

How fun is this unique and most clever Easter Bonnet? Love the Springtime Steampunk effect! Now that is a bonnet I would wear! Hugs!

Lisa Minckler said...

Now THAT is a one of kind Easter basket! Your metal work looks terrific. Just makes me smile to see something this different and fun!
Great job Linda :)
Lisa x

Kate Yetter said...

Wow, Linda! Love your unique take on this challenge. I can just imagine how much time enlarging the pattern and using the riveting patchwork technique took. It looks fabulous next to those pastel gears and flowers.

Unknown said...

You always make such clever things -- like your uniques Easter hot. I always enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Sophie said...

Herrliche Farben, und eine süße Kombination, Linda.

Danke für mein Lächeln.

Schöne Ostertage

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Now that's what I call SpringPunk!!! Oh yeah! Love the pastels and gears...perfect for Sir Bunny!!! This PINNING!!!

Maryanne said...

I love, love, love this Easter bonnet!!! What a clever idea!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fun idea!! Love what you did with it, a real Easter with a twist project!!

butterfly said...

Hee, hee - that's so much fun! Love the metallic topper... mind you, anything with chocolate in is okay by me! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Alison x

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