Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Artful Blogger Party!


Well, I was only going to be an observer of all the fun over at Artsy Mama's blog but I thought I'd join in!

As many of you know, I recently hosted an Art Doll Hat Swap inspired by some of the work over at Art Chix Studio. The ladies in the swap made some truly amazing pieces!!!

To make your own art doll hat...

1) Use a cardboard cone, party hat or large piece of paper twisted into a cone-shape for your base. I used a heavy cardstock and then glue-gunned it into a cone shape.

2) Choose an image with a torso and arms. When cutting out the image, make sure to leave a tab of paper to stick down inside of the cone. I mounted my magazine image onto cardstock to make it stronger.

3) Cut off the tip of your cone and stick the tab of your figure down into the cone. Dab some glue on the tab and smoosh the sides of the cone point flat onto the image to make the "waist" of your art doll hat.

4) The rest of the cone becomes the "skirt" of your figure. Decorate as you like and then add some ribbons so that you or your recipient can tie it on their head and party!!

I made the art doll hat above for the wonderful Michelle of Hippie Dog Primitives.

Thanks for all the fun, Artsy Mama!!!

13 comments:

One Crabapple said...

O-- This is KOOl !

Thank you for the tutorial !

xo-S.

wic2turk said...

Very neat.

Stacy said...

so cute! can't wait to make one!

Vintage Collage & Quilts said...

What a wonderful hat. I love it! Thanks for sharing : )

Alison Gibbs said...

How cute. How tall is your cone & what size cardstock did you use?
This is one good party artsymama has going on.

karin said...

Love it!!! Karin(creativechaos)

Michelle said...

yes, I do like this alot!

Sandy McTier said...

Oh, I cannot wait to make one of these! Too cute.
Have a wonderful day.

Malady said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Alison--My cone was about ten inches tall but my swap partners did all different sizes. Natasha May even sent me the sweetest little one that was about 6 ot 7 inches tall. It's totally up to you!

If you use a party hat as a base, that dictates your size. But I'm partial to really tall ones. It makes me feel like I have a princess hat on!

Dawn Sellers said...

Oh this is so fun - I love it. So many possibilities!

Malady said...

Dawn---You wouldn't believe how fun it is!!!

CORRECTION: It was Natasha BURNS that sent me the mini-hat!

Bejeweled said...

This looks like so much fun! Great tutorial -- thank you!! And I love your constellation fairy girl hat!

Amy P said...

This is beautiful, thank you for sharing your ideas!