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Costume Metallic Wizard Hat

DecoArt® Matte Metallics™

Costume Metallic Wizard Hat
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Costume Metallic Wizard Hat

designed by Crimson Duvall

Make your own mystical wizard hat for a costume or decoration with DecoArt® Matte Metallics™.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Enchanted

  • Blue (DE04)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Graphite (DA161)
  • Light Buttermilk (DA164)
  • Moody Blue (DA389)
  • Zinc (DA304)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

DecoArt® Matte Metallics™

  • Gold (DMMT02)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Clear Ice Comet (DGG18)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun (and clear glue sticks)
  • cardboard (thin; 2 sheets; 2' x 3')
  • paper
  • fan brush
  • wire (or wire hanger)
  • newspaper (newsprint)
  • medium flat brush
  • ruler

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut the cardboard into a rounded triangle. (See provided pattern for reference; it doesn't have to be precise). Flatten the cardboard with something round to make the sheet more flexible. (I used a jar of paint.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Roll the cardboard triangle tightly to loosen the cardboard even more.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Bend and break or cut a 6" section and a 3" section from the wire or coat hanger.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Hot glue the 6" long wire to one side of the cone shape. (This will aid in being able to form a droopy shape.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Form the cone and hot glue together.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Cut strips around the edge of the cone shape. (See photo.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Bend the strips.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Measure the inner circle of the cone onto the other sheet of cardboard and cut out the inner circle. Cut the outer edge of the hat rim. (It doesn't have to be perfectly round.)
    Step 7 Example
  9. Flatten the cardboard of the hat brim by rolling.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Stick the cone through the inner circle and glue the strips to the underside of the rim.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Cut out a smaller cone shape to be the tip of the hat. Flatten and glue the edges together to form the cone.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Glue the 3" piece of wire inside the cone and bend and squeeze until you get the desired look. Glue tip to the top of hat.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Crumble up newsprint or newspaper. Uncrumble and lay aside.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Using a medium flat brush, paint on Matte Decou-Page to the top section of the hat.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Tear a piece of the newsprint and paint on Decou-Page.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Place onto the wet surface over the cone shape; paint over the paper with Decou-Page to smooth out and attach paper to hat.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Continue this process to cover the entire surface of the hat. Let dry completely.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Using a medium flat brush, paint the hat with Moody Blue. Allow to dry.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Add a second coat, if needed, to have even coverage. Let dry.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Paint on a layer of Zinc, leaving some Moody Blue showing through. Allow to dry.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Paint on Graphite into creases and folds.
    Step 20 Example
  22. While the paint is still wet, wipe it back with a paper towel to make a weathered look.
    Step 21 Example
  23. Mix Moody Blue with Light Buttermilk 3:1. Dry-brush the mix over any creases or folds using a fan brush.
    Step 22 Example
  24. Be sure to highlight any raised areas.
    Step 23 Example
  25. Paint some sheets of paper with Gold. Allow to dry.
    Step 24 Example
  26. Cut out "wizard symbols" using the provided patterns. (Or make up your own.)
    Step 25 Example
  27. Decide where you want the pieces to go and use Matte Decou-Page to adhere them onto the hat. Allow to dry.
    Step 26 Example
  28. Paint Blue Enchanted onto the wizard hat to give it a magical iridescence.
    Step 27 Example
  29. To add some sparkly accents, paint on Clear Comet Ice with a fan brush. Allow to dry.
    Step 28 Example
  30. Pair the hat with other magical creations to create a customized decoration.
    Step 29 Example
  31. A great mixed media project!
    Step 30 Example