The new witch hat project is still underway and I have managed to make a little bit of progress. Here is what I have done so far. I made a pattern to create a fabric witch hat the same size as the paper mache one.
Now that I have it all sewn together
you can see them side by side. It does seem a bit redundant, I grant you that.
I painted another coat of gesso on the paper mache version and
slipped the fabric version right on top of it – it was a pretty good fit. Then I painted it with gesso too.
Here you can see it dried and ready to go. I think it will make a great surface to work on. Very much like an artist canvas.
I wanted the edge to be nice and clean for whatever comes after so I clipped it to turn it under. Eventually, this will be finished underneath when I have finished painting.
Here’s the edge much improved. So far so good.
Now it is ready for the next phase but the real question is: Am I? I finally gave in and bought one of these non-stick craft surfaces and I can tell you now that I’ve used it a bit, I don’t know why I didn’t get one sooner. That’s called living and learning.
I need to get my ideas to gel and put some paint on this thing. It’s the only thing between me and where I want to take this haunted hat. As Pooh says, “Think, Think, Think.”