Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Evil Queen Crown Template

So many people have been kind enough to comment on how much they love my Evil Queen Crown, but they imagine that it is fiddly to make. Whilst the finished structure appears quite complicated, it really is so simple to create.

My first blog post about the crown shows the different stages in creating it, and below is my video tutorial for my gold Evil Queen Crown. But for those of you who prefer to work with a template - good news! I have just created one!

The PDF template is designed to fit on A4 (but can be resized) which will make a crown with a 3cm headband. It has clear instructions (in English) and can be purchased and downloaded through my Etsy shop here.

To make your very own Evil Queen Crown, you will need:
  • PDF template
  • Cardstock
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • PVA Glue
  • Embellishments (optional)

For my original black crown I used core'dinations Colour Core cardstock (Black Cat, 250gsm) and for the gold crown I used matt gold card.

Perfect for fancy dress costumes and Halloween, I hope you are inspired to create your own.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Gold Evil Queen Crown

I am so excited to share this tutorial! If you liked my previous Evil Queen crown tutorial, then I am certain that you will love this!

Inspired by the gold crown in The Huntsman: Winter's War, it is really simple to create.

Starting with 2 strips of shiny gold cardstock, 3cm wide, glue the ends together so that it is big enough to sit on the crown of your head.

Next, glue an extra piece of gold cardstock to the inside front (using the following template) to represent the familiar widow's peak.

Using the following template, cut 6 small 'spikes' out of gold cardstock and 1 slightly taller 'spike' for the front of the crown.

Then, using PVA glue, attach each 'spike' to the crown as shown, making sure they are all evenly spaced and secure.

If you wish, you can draw a pattern around the crown using something like 3D Clear Gloss Finish, making sure to seal all of the joins. This is what I did with my original black Evil Queen crown.

To give it an aged metal look, lightly apply Rub 'n Buff (Antique Gold, or similar) to each of the raw edges and quickly blend it in before it dries.

The finished crown. I hope you like it, and are inspired to create your own!