Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sometimes We All Go A Little Mad

Many that know me, know that one of my most favorite books of all time is Lewis Carroll's "Through The Looking Glass". And naturally, with the release of the movie on
May 27th, I am so EXCITED!
And something more EXCITING? This project is my submission to The Robin's Nest Design Team!
The Robin's Nest is a manufacturing company, specializing in paper & embellishments.
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My newest creative endeavor, and submission piece, is very inspired by the fantasy that is "Alice".
Using products and supplies from my personal stash.
(*not items purchased from The Robin's Nest)
I began with a tabletop clock that my aunt had picked up and given to me, quite a few years ago, from the clearance section because it was without the clock mechanics.

Now an easy enough fix would have been to go to a local hobby store, and buy a clock kit, right? But I just knew, that somewhere down the road, it could be so much more than just a time piece.
And what better way to utilize a clock face, than to give it an "Alice" update.
Products Used:
DecoArt Media:
Interference Gold
Fluid Acrylic Metallic Silver 
 White Gesso
Crackle Paste
Liquid Glass
Matte Medium
Misting Spray Carbon Black
Palmer Pearl Paints:
Horizon Blue
Coral Reef
DCWV Paper
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Royal Violet
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Finnabair Art Ingredients Micro Beads
Various Embellishments
 Various Die Cuts Silhouette Cameo
Beacon 3-n-1 Glue
Ivory Tulle
Peach Lace & Ribbon
Stamping Up Chalks
First, I chose randomly, sections to apply the gesso, as I still wanted peeks of the original green to be seen.
I proceeded by applying Royal Violet paint to the pre-gesso sections. After allowing those sections to dry thoroughly, I then "finger painted" (so much easier to manipulate paint)the pearl paints over the top of the Violet sections.
Following up with random area's covered in Crackle Paste.
I precut many of my design elements on my
Silhouette Cameo.
Including my "mini" Mad Hatter hat, using a heavy card stock.
After assembling the hat, I covered it with some sheer, crinkled fabric, giving it a sort of well worn look. I used Lindy's Dark Chocolate Truffle to add a shimmer of gold, without changing the actual color of the fabric. Finishing with embellishments fitting of the Mad Hatter himself.
The 3D Chandelier (chipboard) design also from the Silhouette Cameo, assembled and glued, and used a black glitter glue, Liquid Glass, and Art Ingredients 
Micro Beads in Copper, finishing off the "flame".
For the face of the clock, I used a DCWV heavy, glittered paper in a Harlequin pattern, cut on a diagonal. And I adding chipboard cut clock hands to the center.
I used a precut "frame" & vellum and Fluid Acrylic in Metallic Silver, to make a "faux" mirror (or Looking Glass) of sorts, and pre-stamping an Image of Alice, also on vellum, coloring lightly with chalks, and sealing the image/mirror with liquid glass.
Lastly I finished the design process with randomly glued Micro Beads by Recollection in Peacock & Ivy shades, many metal embellishments in clock face and cog and gears designs, mini paper violets, fussy cut printed images, and tulle and pearl strand draped from the top of the clock, to further ad to a "chaotic" visual.
The finished clock.
I am so thrilled with the results!
Whimsical & Chaotic as it is in Alice's Adventures!
Please visit The Robin's Nest and see the broad range of products they carry.
May you be inspired!
Please visit again soon!
Crafty Blessings!





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