A Regal Crown

Hola Muses!  Boy do I have a stunning project to share with you today.  Remember the two crowns I did last year?  I’ve finally finished the third and I think this one might be my favorite!
RustedCrown2-1Wanna see the rest?  I used the Regal Chipboard Santos Crown from Retro Cafe Art and some of the Crosse Icons from Sandra Evertson’s Relics & Artifacts line.
RustCrown1-1Look at all that glorious paint!  I used the VerDay paint system to get that rust finish on the chipboard crown.
RustedCrown6-1The dresden is also all dressed up.  You see, it started out as gold.  Then I painted it with brass VerDay and went over it with Finnabair’s absolutely GLORIOUS Opal Magic paint.  The Crosses are all dressed up using black acrylic paint and more of Finnabair’s Opal Magic paint.  The secret here is to apply with your fingers and get an uneven application.  This way, when you apply the Opal Magic paint, you’ll get both of the color effects this paint is known for.
RustedCrown5-1The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Would you believe that they were originally pink and white?  I slapped a very generous amount of the Iron from the Verday paints and sprayed them to get the texture from the rust.  Once the flowers are completely dry, I painted them with more of the Opal Magic paint.
RustedCrown4-1Just look at all of the drama goin’ on back here!  The chains are all old necklaces of mine that I haven’t worn in years.  More VerDay and more glorious color effects!

Final touch was to glue faux pearls into the flower centers.
RustedCrown3-1I cannot believe how amazingly beautiful this piece has turned out.  It also is even more beautiful with my oldest daughter, Madi, modeling it for me.

Cheers!

Supply List:

Regal Santos Crown (Retro Cafe Art)
Crosse Icons Relics set (Retro Cafe Art & Sandra Evertson)
VerDay Paint System (Retro Cafe Art & Sandra Evertson)
Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts)
Dresden (Retro Cafe Art)
Opal Magic Paint (Finnabair)
Chains, Pearls (my personal stash)

4 thoughts on “A Regal Crown

  1. Dawn

    I seriously want to make one of these after seeing yours! How fabulous is that! So beautiful 🙂
    I am just worried that if I do make one, I might start wanting to photograph children, and oh LAWDY!!! 😉

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