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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Skellies on top of it all.*

I just had to make another top hat and the plan was a shabby chic one --- Oh dear I think I may have wandered right off track on that idea lol.

I made the hat out of a foam camping mat using the pattern from Lost Wax - link in previous top hat post.  

After fiddling about cutting and gluing the pieces together I covered the entire thing using screwed up tissue paper.  I then sprayed it using navy, dark red and bottle green colour wash and finished it off using black paint randomly.  I used a cat and raven diecuts on the side.  I broke up a couple of skeletons and randomly placed them round the brim.  I set about positioning 4 complete skellies, one on a wooden ladder.  I then painted roughly over them all using the black paint.  I then mixed up some polished pigments in a reddish brown and a gold and dry brushed the entire project. Fabulous for a Halloween decoration - a bit early I know lol.

Now for pic overload - and I mean overload - SORRY!  Thank you for dropping by ad I do hope you call again real soon.

Hugz and love always xxx


  1. Interesting "sculpture." You are really expanding your design horizons with these new pieces. Very well executed! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
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  2. Absolutely brilliant result though I agree definitely not shabby chic lol -must admit I did laugh reading your post "I broke up a couple of skeletons then added 4 more"not your average embellishment on your craft desk lol lov the finished result and the added ladders
    Carol x

  3. This is brilliant. I just love it! Super cool, creative and what a great creep factor! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

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  4. Wow!!! Definitely a lot of detailed work went into this fab project. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy GDT

  5. What a wonderful creation.You've used all the different media with great effect and given a fantastic result.Maybe I'm strange but I find this rather whimsical instead of scary!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. Oh wow! That is such amazing hat! You have got all the detail work, tfs lots of piccies. Thank you so much Elaine for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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  7. This is a fabulous project, so many brilliant details.
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
    Pauline GDT
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  8. Oh my gosh! This is FREAKING AWESOME!!! I love it! The skeletons are so cool! I love how you have one going up on a latter. PERFECT Halloween decor! Well done!

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  10. This is such a creative piece and full of texture. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week
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  11. I love love love this xx GREAT X

  12. It's never a picture overload when you have so much amazing detail to show. This is quite the project that will be perfect for Halloween decorating. So glad you shared it with us. Thank you for joining us last week at Through the Craft Room Door. A new challenge started yesterday. I hope you will join us again.

  13. WOW! awesome piece. Thank you for joining Decorate to Celebrate.

  14. Very creative!!! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! :)

  15. Very creative! Love the skeletons! Thanks for joining us at!

  16. Interesting project :) I kinda like it :) Job well done! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.


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Hugz Elaine xx


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