Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: fairy crown
- Instead of fabric, you could also decorate the crown
by creating raised designs with a hot glue gun and
then covering it with a silver or gold paint. You
could cut out the shape crown you want,slitting so it
lays flat and then use an exacto knife to cut out
pieces from the inside if you want a more open-work
pattern. Then, if the plastic's clear enough you could
draw the design you want on a piece of paper and put
the crown on top of it and use that as a guide as you
"draw" the design with a hot glue gun. When it cools
slightly, you could put some metallic leaf on top and
pat it in place with a soft paintbrush.When the glue
dries use a stiff paintbrush to brush away the excess.
Or you could probably find just some metallic paint
that adheres to plastic-that would be faster.Then you
could glue the two ends of the crown back
together,overlapping slightly. You could also use the
glue gun to attach stones and possibly even the
comb.You can see I'm a fan of the glue gun :)
Hope this helps!
surggj <surggj@...> wrote:
> Well .......if that doesn't work by just cutting out__________________________________
> the crown and having it with glued on stones and
> such...........then I suggest you buy some harder
> plastic, draw the design you want like a Burger King
> Crown and then attach at back with staples and then
> glue and all......At the bottom it isn't neccessay
> to put combs in but rather some buckram.......cut in
> small pieces so that a bobby pin can fit. Attach at
> the sides and wala.......you have a
> crown.........:)........attach the fabic first and
> come around the edges with fray check. Then put some
> glitter paint on the edges............Taht should
> make it stay and prevent edges from fraying........I
> have worked with dancers for many years..........You
> can also make the crown out of buckran and some
> fancy stiff lace........Depending on what you need
> to do in dance and how high the jumps
> "Just Call me Drakes :o)" <blue_drakes@...>
> wrote:Why not cut the bottle to the shape you want
> somehow, then cover it
> with fabric (glue on the inside?) then decorate it?
> Perhaps you can
> attach barrettes or something to the material on the
> inside to
> attach them to the person's hair.
> I was thinking at first that maybe you could cover
> the shape of the
> crown (made from the bottle) in Fimo (modelling
> clay), but you have
> to bake fimo most times (I think), and it might be a
> bit heavy, and
> if it falls, it would shatter, so I don't know how
> practical that
> would be. Then I thought about the fabric idea :o)
> Don't know if that is quite what you are looking
> for, but hope it
> helps anyways :o)
> In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com,
> <jdozeran@u...> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm still looking for instructions for making a
> small crown out of
> > plastic soda or water bottle. I wish I'd kept the
> > book I first saw it in (moral: never throw
> anything away, no
> > what the fire marshall says... ha). Does anyone
> have an idea
> > this? I need to attach combs somhow, too, because
> this will be
> for a
> > ballet. Also I want to applique the bodices of
> these fairies with
> > cheap "mirror" organza. Can anyone recommend a
> good way to seal
> > edges of the cutouts since this stuff shreds when
> you breathe on
> > I have touble controling FrayCheck on such
> lightweight fabrics.
> > Thanks.
> > -Janelle
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