I finally finished the Mad Hatter. My main dilemma in finishing him seemed to be finding the perfect mount. I finally settled on an old vintage tin funnel that I covered in fabric.
I tried the flocking kit that I bought at the Gourdfest for the first time on the hat. When I purchased it, it was a bag of the fibers, a can of color matching adhesive and the tool to apply it. I asked the seller why there was no clear adhesive (thinking why can't you just paint your object the same color and use a clear adhesive). I was told they do make a 'low' grade clear which of course she didn't have offered but that it was not as good a quality as the colored stuff. Hmm, yeah. Talk about a scheme to make money - that stuff ain't cheap!
Having tried it, I found that a few marks were left on the top of the hat from my fingers after the drying/curing time. So I decided I would try some spray adhesive -the kind that stays tacky for five minutes so you can reposition whatever and used the tool to blow the fibers on that. Turned out to be an excellent touch-up solution : - )
I will list him for sale on eBay Sunday eve. Look for him there for more pictures!