These are some cute hats I made way back in the day. Have never done anything with them, so they are still sitting in my house. They sit in a woven tray on top of a half wall and serve as something fun and whimsical on which we can frequently gaze. Will be posting them on ETSY pretty soon for sale.
I started out by giving them a layer of gesso, both inside and out. I wanted to paint the inside and have it look nice as well. The kind of fairies I hang with don't want no half made junk! I probably painted the outside first, though now I might start on the inside. Doesn't really matter, whatever inspiration hits. Next, I collaged the outside, and continued to add washes of color here and there as I went. Certain embellishments were added with glue, others with matte medium. Finally, I lacquered them with matte medium or satin medium, punched holes in the sides for the ribbon to tie around the chin; then added ribbons, flowers, etc., from the very tippy top!
I always loved the pretty one Meg Ryan wore to tell her stories in, "You've Got Mail." So that was part of the inspiration.
Till Tomorrow, Cynthia