Thursday, December 27, 2012

A CROWN for PAUL: TEMPLATE & TUTORIAL TO MAKE A CROWN


 I took up the challenge to make a crown for Paul (a very dear crafting friend). He has a special dinner to attend and was simply themed 'hats'. Initially it was quite a difficult challenge as I had all these brilliant idea brewing in my head, from wiring an armature for papier mache to even using puff paints. After a few failed tries, I resorted to plain old chipboard. Ah! Why didn't I just use them ole cardboard! Duh!
We wanted to replicate the crown from the series Game of Thrones.
Cutting out the crown from the template. Drop me a comment if you want the template.

Glueing the cut outs onto the circular frame.

Arranging as you glue.

I even copied the pattern at the base to add some texture at the bottom.

Paper crown drying. Lot's of glue here and there.

A base coat of brown. Dry painting is best here, you don't want to mush up the chipboard. This material absorbs more moisture, so the paint dries really fast.

2 coats to make sure I cover the entire paper crown.

Dry brushing gold onto the brown coat.

Love this method! The dry brushing adds a real golden sheen to the whole crown.

Looks antiquated now. Air dry and then a layer of modge podge is applied on the inside of the crown. This is to make sure that the paint stays on the crown and not transfer onto the forehead. I did not varnish the front of the crown for fear of it appearing to shiny. You want the aged golden look. A strip of felt is glued to the rim for comfort.

Glued amber gems on the four corners.

See the felt at the brim.

Close up of the gem. They're just plastic tacks I found at Daiso.

Thanks Paul for the picture! Dashing isn't he?!! LOL.



Friday, November 09, 2012

CUPCAKES! CUPCAKES!! CUPCAKES!!!

This is by far the biggest post I have on my cupcakes. I've been super busy with some orders and some favours. It's eye candy for the month of September all the way to November. Happy drooling! LOL!

BIRTHDAY CUPPIES
A special order for a sister celebrating her 50th birthday.

Owlfully Wonderful.

Initially she just wanted roses. But I thought a few owls will brighten her day.
Happy Birthday!!!

UP! UP! AND AWAY! UP THEME CUPCAKES.
How about a few fondant lollies?!!
I have sugar confetti everywhere!

The whole ensemble.

So sweet and lovey dovey.

This set was for Victoria's wedding expo.



I made marshmallow pops.

Lovely decor and sweet treats.

My cupcakes on a pedestal.

I printed cute little labels.

Happy clouds, little hearts and white fluffy buttercream.





Buttercream rosettes.


CAITLYN'S BABY SHOWER




Cute baby heads


Sweet teddies
Trying out a new layout for the tier.

A perfect start isn't it?

Little buntings.

All propped up and ready.

Found this little phrase for baby Caitlyn.

A little Elephant 'Shower'!

Labels and a cupcake crown.




Cute as a button.

Wee little bows.

Teddy Bears....

...in a row.









The baking begins.










Thanks Fiona for the setup and these beautiful pictures!

CUPCAKES ANYONE?