Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Mad Hatter is Finally Done!

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!


Skellyton Art said...


I love him!!! He certainly looks
MAD! Being Mad is SOooo Much fun!
Many Bids to you!
Shirley (Skelly)

idrawpix said...

Josie, he is too funny, charming, and completely mad! Great sculpt as usual!

Skeleton In My Closet said...

Aw, thanx guys :-*