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Princess Peach Crown Tutorial by Iloon-Creations Princess Peach Crown Tutorial by Iloon-Creations
This shows how I made my crown for my Princess Peach costume I am working on at the moment.

Materials used:

- Worbla
- Resin
- Transulent glass paint in pink and blue
- Spray-Putty
- Brown acrylic paint
- Gold decoration spray paint
- Matte varnish
- Sticker crystals and pearls
- Air dry clay
- Sandpaper
- Brush



- For the base I used Worbla, but you can also use wonderflex (or other types of thermo plastic) or foam. I attached the edges on each other and shaped the Worbla by using hot water. The material will stick on each other by heating it up.

- With a soldering iron I added the edge on the crown.

- To smooth out the crown I have sprayed spray putty on it, let it dry for a few hours and sanded it slightly.

- I casted the gems on the crown with clear resin. I used a drop of transulent glass paint to color them and a base mold for resin which you can find in craft stores.

- After the resin was fully harded out after a day, I glued mirror foil on the backside and then on the crown with super glue . I used air dry clay for adding/ finishing the edges.

- I sealed the resin stones with masking tape and spray painted the crown gold and let it dry for a few hours.

- I used very small sticker crystals and pearls so I didn't need to use glue to put it on the crown. This is faster and saver to avoid glue being visible.

- For the worn out look I used brown acrylic paint which I thinned out with water. I used a piece of cloth and rubbed it over the crown until the crown was fully covered. I used a clean cloth to rub off the paint, the paint will remain in the edges of all the details which gives the crown a more classic look. You can also use the dry brushing technique for this result.

- For sealing everything I used 2 layers of matte varnish.


And it is done!



Tips:

- For being able to shape Worbla you can also use a hairblower, heatgun or oven.
- Be careful with the soldering iron, you can make holes in the material with it easily.
- If there will be some paint on the resin stones, don't worry you can get rid of it with acetone/ nailpolish remover.
- Drill smal holes in the crown to be able to sew the crown on a wig.


I hope this tutorial will help you out with your future projects.


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:iconnavybluepanda:
NavyBluePanda Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. This is amazing, and just what I needed...thank you so much~! :pandala: 
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Prepare-Your-Bladder Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful! Amazing work!
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Midday-Mew Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   General Artist
Just a question...what kind of resin did you use for this crown? And what kind would you recommend for durability, and what materials would you recommend for a place like Florida in the United States, that is, a place that can be either hot and humid or hot and dry? See, Florida is not just hot, but it can easily get humid and rainy, and it can just as easily get horrendously dry instead. We can get hurricanes, thunderstorms, rainstorms, and droughts here, in addition to sunny weather or good weather... It can be sunny, then rain for a couple of hours, then sunny once more in the same day. It can even get hot and humid without rain, too. The weather changes pretty quickly here.

So, what would your advice be?
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sounds almost exactly like the Dutch climate xD

Just do what I did, as it is the savest method for any circumstance I know.

Resin for the stones is clear polyester resin. Any brand will do the job.
What I have used to reinforce the worbla with by coating it, is Smooth-Cast 300 from Smooth-On. It is an American brand so I think it is not that hard to get gor you.

Smooth-Cast 300 is like regular resin a 2 component product which hards out like plastic. You have to work fast with it as it hards out quickly.
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EnderMouse Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome! can you make more tutorials?
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plztikphishphood Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AH! This is the exact kind of instructions I've been looking for. Thank you so much! This is going to come in very handy for re-making my Princess Bubblegum crown from last year for D*C this year. If I get to do progress pics & upload them, I'll link to this.
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much ^^
Can't wait to see your result! <3
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PrincessPeach20 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool! My results are found here (princesspeach20.deviantart.com…. I just followed your awesome tutorial and tweaked it a little bit. Looks nice though! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!
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LeaPeachy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing!!!! I love woaw!!! Thank you!

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:iconrazzl3erry:
Razzl3erry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I use something other than wonderflex to use as a base?
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:iconiloon-creations:
Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure, you can also use plastic or foam as well ^^
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Omen9Zenana Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Where did you get the stuff to make the gems with the reisen? I cant read the label xS
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Omen9Zenana Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Oh and what dyes did you use for them? And the prices of the resin and dyes.
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did get my stuff at craft stores. I used a drop of glass paint mixed through the resin to color them. There are many brands of it. Prices variates a lot, depending on the brand which is different in each country. The resin is a home brand from my place and cost around 15 euro's. The glass paint is from the brand Decorfin and cost around 5 euro's for 50 ml.
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janedoe-xox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
hello, i love this crown! i have a couple questions though...

do you have approximate dimensions on the pieces of the crown? or a stencil? i have no idea how big to make them.
also, what is the gold ring around the resin stones made of?

thanks a lot! :)
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey thank you very much!

The dimensions of each piece is 7.5 cm width and 7.5 cm high.

The rings around the gems are sculpted by hand with air dry clay.
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janedoe-xox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Hey again,

There's no spray putty in my country. The putty that we have is very thick and comes in a tube only. Any other suggestions for what to cover it with?
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can use PVA glue (wood glue) to smooth out the surface. Thin it out with a little bit of water and add a few layers with a brush.
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janedoe-xox Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Thank you so much!
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Kyra-Usagi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where can you get spray putty and matte varnish
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I my country I am able to get it at a Home Depot. I am able to get 2 brands, Albastine and Motip which I used here. I don't know what they have in other countries...

Matte Varnish is also available at a Home Depot (spray variant), or hobby/craft stores.
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Kyra-Usagi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok i will check Home Depot thanks much :3
I love your tutorial and do you think cardboard will work as well (im on a tight budget)
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I recommend craft foam over cardboard ^^
Seal the foam first with PVA glue (wood glue) before adding putty and paint.
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Kyra-Usagi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok i just cant find any craft foam 
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:iconiloon-creations:
Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
In my country you can get it at hobby and craft stores for cheap ^^
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Kyra-Usagi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunatly we have it but i live in such a tiny town there is no place that i can find it for cheap. 
btw what country do you live in
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:iconiloon-creations:
Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I live in The Netherlands in Europe.
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TheSoulCollectors Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet tutorial! :D
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FTT-Auggie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!
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NintendoUltraRuler Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
WOW NO WAY THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!
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purarokai Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
So I'm making Princess Peach atm and got worbla for the crown and then searched worbla tutorial on DA, and this came up, which is pretty much exactly the way I was planning on making my crown! Haha. What a coincidence. Love your crown (: Hope mine turns out just as awesome (:
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. Can't wait to see the end result of your crown ^^
Show me all the pictures! <3
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purarokai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I can't wait to see the rest of your cosplay :P

So far all I've made of Peach is her skirt, (the layer that has all the gathers), the hoop skirt and underskirt. My friend is cosplaying as Daisy, so we've been making them together (:
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
I have no time at the moment, graduating projects is keeping me busy :( I hope I can start with the dress in June.

I already have all the fabrics gathered and done brainstorming about the construction.
Now it is patterning and sewing!!

Good luck with your dress!
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purarokai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Ahh, I know that feeling. I only have one day free a week to properly work on it, so it's been a slow progress, haha. But I need mine done by June 3rd for a local cosplay competition :P Still so much to do so I'm starting to worry ):

Yeah, I'm still trying to work out the patterns for my top part of it, which is turning out quite fun, haha. Doing the back is going to be a pain though.

And thanks (:
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NigeriaGirl807 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awsome!
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Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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:iconrai91:
Rai91 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The final effect is really something! Good job!
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:iconayame-maiden:
ayame-maiden Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! So pretty! I want to try and make one!
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:iconlyzzievee:
lyzzievee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This is beautiful!! :)
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Sonicxgal2546 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really detailed well done!:)
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
where so u get the transulent glass paint at
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't know where you can get it in your country, but in The Netherlands you can get it in Arts & Crafts stores.
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
ok
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
what bout the worbla
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SedNobiS Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome.
Could you tell me where you can buy the spray putty and ressin here?
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Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Spray putty: Bouwmarkt zoals Gamma, Praxis etc. Staat meestal bij de spuitverf (Motip) of algemeen plamuur materiaal (Albastine).

Giethars (glashelder): De betere hobbyspeciaalzaken of kunstenaarszaken zoals Pipoo's, Swaak (Utrecht), Harolds (Rotterdam), FromFX (Amsterdam) Bij FormFX kan je een heleboel verschillende soorten harsen en rubbers halen, die zijn er in gespecialiseerd.
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SedNobiS Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you <3 dan ga ik daar ff kijken.
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UndercoverKadaj Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome ^^
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Ameymoo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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