Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Countess' Cedar Gown and Top Hat Christmas Decoration - Completed

Top hat in Autumn 2012
To change the top hat's colour from craft paper beige to red I used red tissue paper torn up in pieces no bigger than 3"x 3" and pasted them all over using a paint brush and a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water.

All the ornamentations I had already.

18th century wig autumn 2011
For this year's wig, I used red fabric petals instead of paper. It kind of looks like a rubber bathing cap at this point, but with the hat on, it looks good and it keeps the hat from sliding on the glass.

Note the bold rectangle faceted jewellery - very Cartier.


Unfortunately, the Countess lost her head during the French revolution, which is why she comes to me in two parts, but you can imagine that she would strike a dashing figure entering a room with this outfit.
I think she is truly the spirit of Christmas.

Wishing you a lovely holiday time.


Mark D. Ruffner said...

Dear Anyes, The whole effect is great, and I love watching all the directions your creativity takes you. It's also nice to get an extra peek at the Dusty Victorian's interior!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Mark,
So pleased you've enjoyed these projects. Always a pleasure.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh wow, amazing! It just keeps getting better and better! Love it all!

The Dusty Victorian said...

So glad you like it Gina.
Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to.

T Tompkins said...

I loved the concept of a Victorian gown in branches & bows. Highly imaginative decorative piece. Unfortunately my cat would climb it.


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello T and welcome to the DV. I grew up with cats so I remember what they would do to the Christmas tree. I can only imagine that they would have a great time withe the cedar gown as well. Thanks for droping in.