Friday, July 25, 2014

All Geared Up Baseball Cap Project!

Good Evening Everyone!

On Tuesday night I was in the studio trying to come up with a Steampunkish looking ball cap to wear. I found a cloth ball cap at the craft store, purchased a few sheets of fun foam and some Beacon Fabri-tac Permanent Adhesive and I was off!

Here's what I came up with...
 
All Geared Up Ball Cap
 
 

Supplies:
Cloth Ball Cap
4 sheets of Black Fun Foam
Beacon Fabr-itac Adhesive
Assorted Metallic Rubs
Tim Holtz Gadgets and Gears Die

Here's how I did it....

Cut multiple shapes from the foam and apply Fabri-tac to the gear shapes and adhere them to the cap.

Completely cover the hat first with a layer of gears. overlap the gears with smaller pieces filling in any blank spots.

Once the gears have had a chance to set...go over the gears with assorted metal rubs. I used Guilders Paste in Antique Gold, African Bronze, German Silver and Viva Decor Inka Gold's Silver.

Last, I used an old paint brush to fill in the hard to reach smaller areas.

Done... This project was inexpensive to make. The cap was purchased from Hobby Lobby for $2.99, the Fun Foam was $1.49 a sheet and the Fabri-tac was $10.99...I had the metallic pastes.



 

 
Fun Project...Think of other cool die cuts you could use on your cap...
 
Thanks Everyone for coming by!
 
Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

13 comments:

  1. Jim, I watched the recording last night. You are a genius, love it.

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  2. Sorry I missed your Ustream Jim. Your cap is amazing!

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  3. Brilliant Steampunk themed cap! Also very smart to use the beeswax on your dies for easy release. Thank you for being uber Creative!

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  4. This is kinda where I was heading with my dress form...but I opted for the embossed foil instead as the foiled cogs took too long to glue to the form...Thanks for the foam inspiration!

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  5. What a great cap! I'd love to see reactions when you wear it!

    noreen@craftyjournal.com

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  6. Looks great! What a cool idea. Hmmmmm, thinking pumpkins for fall/Halloween or holly leaves for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  7. Wow- that looks like real metal. Thought that cap was going to weigh about 100 pounds and was more a piece of shelf art, but glad to find out its an awesome real hat. Bet you'll get a million comments when you wear it.

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  8. This is just amazing, love it to bits.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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