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.|
|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.|
Hi! I'm still sending out the template. But do remember to leave your e-mail address so that I can forward you one. Thanks peeps!!!