This is my first Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team post and can't wait to share it with you.
When I got my first Design Team goodies, I was so excited to see a plate of rubber filled with hats :) I instantly knew I wanted to create a hat shop to display them in! All of the adorable little hats can be found on plate #1115. I used top hat on stand, flowered hat on stand, and flowered veil on stand. I also used decorative frieze for the table.
You can view the full video tutorial below :)
I found a baby board book at my local thrift store and cut out the middle of four pages to create a shadow box in the book. I gessoed everything that would be seen and glued all of the pages together.
Next I painted the entire book using Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels.
I drew the outline of my store front on my cover then painted all of the details using acrylic craft paint.
Using JUST the flowered hat band of the veil , I stamped the flowers onto tissue paper using Distress Ink, then glued them into the flower box and added the finishing touches with paint.
I painted a strip of Titanium Buff acrylic paint, stamped the decorative frieze stamp with Distress Ink and glued them into the cover to serve as the display table.
Next I stamped my hats on stands onto watercolor paper and painted them using Neocolor II's and glitter gel pens. I attached the hats into the shadow box using puffy adhesive mounts and glued the remaining hats on the display table with tacky glue. Then I went around the edge of each hat with a black marker to give it some depth.
I printed out my text and added color with Distress Inks. I glued the title. Chapeau is French for hat... in case you were wondering ;)
Lastly, I drew a decorative border around the frame of the shadow box with white marker and purple glitter gel pen and around the shop sign with white marker only.
Viola'!The Littelest Hat Shoppe :D
I hope you enjoy this project because I think it is adorable!
You can see more of my work on my blog.