Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alice In Wonderland ATC & Storage Box~

I have always loved a good book with a lot of imagination, and there has never been one quite like Alice In Wonderland! When I got this month's Scraps Of Elegance Kit~Chasing Rabbits, I quickly fell in love with all the Alice themed pieces, and I am sure you will too!!

Over at the Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps Of Elegance Community Facebook Page, I host a fun bi-monthly ATC Swap and this month my swap partner is one of my In Real Life friends Tracy Mercer. Tracy knows me so well, and knows that this quote from Alice In Wonderland, best suits my mad muse side~

The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?"
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are"

I created her an "Alice" themed ATC based on this quote as well as a sweet little wooden storage box to hold it. 

I painted the whole box with white crackle paint, then took a Prima Damask Stencil and painted over it with Textured Modeling Paste, then while the stencil was still on it, I dabbed over it with pale, pink acrylic paint to get all the YUMMY texture you see.

On the top of the box I colored and fussy cut out a "Welcome to Wonderland" piece, and put it inside of a Prima Resin frame that I also added color to. I then blinged up one of the little mushrooms from the embellishment add on, some stash flowers with some tulle and cheesecloth pieces and then added a little bottle filled with colored water. The Alice In Wonderland is actually an old Vintage book illustration, that I took and did a digital redraw in to bring out the lines and Alice's sweet face, then did some digital coloring on to enhance it, and then did some chunky glitter painting on to gussy her up. I turned her into a die cut, so that I can offer her up in my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.  She comes in 3 different sizes to accomodate different projects, and you can find her here:

On the inside of the box lid, I layered in some misted lace, a fusy cut and colored Alice piece from the kit papers, one of my Tiny Treasure Spun Sugar Butterflies and some flowers from a past kit.
The bottom houses my little ATC.

The ATC is the standard 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 size and features misting, glitter painted and fussy cut images, cheesecloth, hand dyed seam binding and a little metal cup charm, all surrounding the Alice quote "You would have to be half mad to dream me up." 

I hope Tracy loves her ATC and box from me, and I have loved having you join me for the details about it!! Hugs ~Renea

1 comment:

Lizzy Hill said...

I must admit to being slightly fascinated by Alice, too--- sure she will ADORE this box - that texture is MADly wild..& soooo apt for an Aloce project:):) loooove the elements up top, too:):)