Saturday, December 6, 2014

New Year's Eve Top Hat with Paper House and Mod Podge

New Year’s Eve is less than a month away.  I don't know about you, but this time of year always makes me think of New York City and Times Square!  I have friends who host an annual party so I created my own party hat using products from Paper House Productions and Plaid:

I started with a paper mache top hat that I picked up from Michael's.  I painted it with Licorice Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint and let it dry.  FolkArt Multi-Surface works on almost any surface you can imagine: wood, glass, terra cotta, fabric, plastic, canvas, and more.  Once properly cured, glass and ceramic projects are top-shelf dishwasher-safe, and fabric projects are safe for the gentle cycle. FolkArt Multi-Surface paint can even be used for outdoor projects!

I wanted the hat to be all black, but I wanted to add a little shimmer/shine, so I pulled out a stencil and applied Mod Podge Extreme Glitter.  I used a pouncing motion with a foam brush.  It did not leave a crisp design or a heavy coating of glitter, but that's okay because I was just looking for something subtle.

Next I used a little Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on cardstock stickers from Paper House...

...and on a stamped clock image.  I stamped and heat embossed the clock face on white cardstock and applied a Paper House glitter rub-on.  Next I covered the whole thing with the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  I did find that the cardstock warped a bit and I think the next time I try this I will firmly adhere it to some cardboard or chipboard first.

Once the Dimensional Magic was completely dried, I created several cracks  in the surface just by snapping it between my fingers.  I like the look!

You can see in the close-up shot that  I also treated the small Times Square sign cardstock sticker.  I did not add cracks to the sign or the apple.  Here's another look at the finished hat!
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Paper House Productions Supplies for New York City Top Hat:

Plaid Supplies:
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Mod Podge Extreme Glitter
  • Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint, Licorice
  • Stencil
  • Stamp
  • Embossing Powder


  1. FABULOUS & FUN!! Nice to see a New Year's project - love this!

  2. OMG Susie.. this is a fabulous NY hat.. amazing details .. you rocked this