One day, when I have extra time (ha) and lots of extra money (ha, ha), I would love to learn how to do metal work. But, until that day comes, I thought I'd get creative and "make" my own metal work!
I started by tracing my templates in reverse on cardstock. It doesn't matter if it is printed or solid, it's going to be painted.
I found this tool with a ball on top (it's actually for fondant) and started making indents all over the paper. It is best to put the paper on something soft like a towel or carpet. I did this to try and create a hammered look.
I cut out my shapes and painted several light coats of Krylon Fusion for Plastic Hammered Copper Finish. Paint on the opposite side of the trace marks. See all my
indents hammer marks?
Then, I shaped the paper and added some cording that I painted in the same color. I did not attach the cone of the hat to the brim because I wanted to add some candles. Since it is paper, I obviously could not use the real thing. Instead, I used some battery operated candles to light it up.
I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt. I've already got lots of ideas for other things to try with this paint. Plus, it comes in four different finishes...oh, the possibilites!