Wednesday, May 18, 2016

... and the supporting cast

Wow! It's been almost a month since I've posted! This is one of the longest stretches I've gone, I believe. But, I've been very busy - making stuff, going to the theatre, lots of doctor visits (nothing wrong!), and generally being run around ragged. But I'm back, and glad to be here!

I thought I'd share with you a project I made for Alpha Stamps design team today.

I've always been a huge fan of "Alice in Wonderland" (as anybody who has been following here for awhile knows all too well - *snicker*), and some of my favorite characters are those minor fellows who only show up for a short time - but help make the story so very enjoyable.

So I decided to make an altered mini altoid tin of the Alice in Wonderland supporting cast!
This photograph shows the scale of the piece - it's pretty small! measures about 6 1/4" high x 6 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep.

I took the lid off each of the mini hinged tins
and adhered them to the Alpha Stamps chipboard triptych frames, keeping them solid by using the 5/8 Inch Wooden Cube Blocks underneath the tin and glued to the back of the back of the frame.
 (Click on either photo to be taken to the item at Alpha
Then, I went wild decorating and finding tiny images of my favorite Alice characters!
The first exhibits one of the most important of the supporting cast - the wondrous White Rabbit - all dressed in his court finery and blowing his trumpet to announce the Queen. I covered the frame with ultra fine black glitter and used miniature playing cards, fabric flowers and ribbons to decorate it. The tin is lined with paper and a bright red ribbon and a red-heart tart is displayed behind the White Rabbit. The scroll hanging in the front of the frame and the ivy leaves at the side are from the leafy corners chipboard sheet, and the pocket watch hanging on the back wall are embellishments from the Alpha Stamps collection.
The third niche shows off my favorite characters in the story - the often forgotten frog and fish footmen, who are involved with getting the Duchess her invitation to the Queen of Hearts croquet game. For some reason these two guys have always tickled me and I enjoy images of them, no matter what artist has rendered them! I decorated this frame in much the same way as the first, in order to 'book end' the piece as a whole.
The place of honor in the center is given to the knaves who planted the white roses trees by mistake in the Queen of Hearts garden and must hastily scurry around painting all the blooms red so that she doesn't realize their error. The Queen is way back there behind the rose tree in her famous "Off with their heads!" pose ... and the miniature rosebuds are only partially painted red. The outside was covered with paper and embellished with a tiny miniature key, more rosebuds, and a lucite flower with a bead center. It's all topped with a polka dot bow that my big clumsy fingers took awhile to achieve!
The scroll work and crown at the top of the center frame is part of the chipboard frame - I covered the scroll work in micro beads and used a brass metal pressing of a crown over the crown that is cut into the chipboard.
The arch over the top is a deck of miniature playing cards - the spine of the story, so to speak. The charm hanging has a hand colored image of Alice at the tea party under a layer of resin in a heavy brass pressing of a winged heart.

So, that's my Alice in Wonderland supporting cast altered mini altoid tin triptych! Hope you enjoyed seeing it. Almost everything is from the wonderland of art and craft supplies: Alpha Stamps. If you click here you will find the items that were used in this project, just in case you decide you need to make one for yourself!

Thanks for visiting both Enchanted Revelries and the supporting cast of Alice in Wonderland ...

... now go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´♥ Tristan

Mary Pickford as Alice with the White Rabbit - 1925


smokeysmom said...

So fabulous! I love seeing your art - such a talent:)

Artfully Musing said...

I've finally had a moment (in my recently crazy life) to stop by and take a good look at your project. I just love it and the idea of "the supporting cast" is fab. I particularly like the arch of cards at the top with Alice in the heart. Each little tin vignette is a treat. Wonderful eye candy from you Tristan!