Monday, October 7, 2013

Seymour Bones Steampunk Hat

Hello, again, this is Kathi & I have another Halloween project to share with you. Seymour Bones is at it once again.

Hat, pre-shaped decoupage hat, the hat was painted with black gesso, after it was dried mod podge was used to adhere the steampunk spells “Mechanical Marvels” paper to the sides of the hat. On the top of the hat “Fanciful Floral” Steampunk spells was adhered. The last steam punk paper used is on the brim of the hat – “Clockworks”.   
Black lace was adhered around the top rim of the hat & black & white polka dot ribbon was adhered on the bottom of the hat above the rim.    On top of the ribbon 1 ¼” wide flat bling was placed just leaving a hint that a ribbon is beneath the bling.

 On the back of the hat a pair of large wings where attached
Wings where prepped by paining them with black gesso allowing them to dry before the spay adhesive was applied. Immediately burnt orange glitter was applied to both sides of the wings.

On top of the fabric a laser chipboard spider web & crow along with a die cut gear.  The spider web & crow where painted with distress paint, the gear was adhered to the back of the spider web.

The skull was also a hard decoupage skull. The technique I used was to use the scraps of steampunk paper and adhere the paper using mod podge in a random fashion.
After the skull was dry it was placed on the right upper ridge of the hat.

Next to the skull I placed a witches’ hat just to the side to the skull.
·        To the witches hat I cut scalloped circles placed one underneath the hat as a base and the second one I cut to cover the brim. The steampunk paper I used is “Beware”.
·        A set of gears were added to the front of the hat above the decorative foliage on the brim of the witches’ hat.

To the front of the large hat a large set of gears cut from the paper line was placed in the center, behind those gears a pair of smaller wings where added.

Laser Chipboard gears were randomly placed around the large gears.


Decorative foliage was added to the top of the hat from the middle to the back of the 
hat in a random fashion. Black / silver spider web fabric was woven through the 
base of the decorative foliage.

Seymour Bones was then added behind the large orange wings in a sitting 
position, knees bent straddling the hat. Seymour Bones was off set to the left a 
bit so he could be seen between the hat & the wings.


A one legged crow was placed on the brim of the hat on the right side.

  Supplies Used:

Gina’s Designs
Extra-large wings special ordered
Gears Shape Set
Spiderweb Shape Set
              Fall Shape Set               

Other products used:
Graphic 45 -Steampunk Spells
Fabric & Ribbon from JoAnn’s
Decorative Foliage Michaels
Decoupage hat & skull – Michaels
Flat Bling – Ben Franklin Crafts
Dies gears Tim Holtz & Spellbinders
Distress Paint = Tim Holtz
Seymour Bones & Crow – Wal-Mart.


  1. HOLY MACARONI!!!! How did I not know about you before!?! So glad I stopped at Lisa Novogrodski site and clicked you banner! This piece is off the hook, the chain, the wall and whatever else they say! Love and now I am going to float around your site and get familiar whild I drink my coffee :)


  2. This is incredible Kathi!!!! What inspiration....

  3. This is fantastic! From Seymour Bones to the crow, from the fall foliage to the skull, all is placed with such skill!!


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