Crazy or just in wonderland

So I started out wanting to work on a journal page. I had everything mapped out in my mind. Then I got the background on the pages & creativity derailed my precise train of thought. Immediately, my mind raced about the new page, and so the metamorphosis began.

A friend gave me a box of craft supplies this week, and digging through it produced perfect additions to the page, like the papers, the fibers and the tag. I started out by gluing down torn book pages. I washed over them with watered down acrylic. Seeing the light blues over the jumbled, tumbling text made me think of Alice in Wonderland.

I sifted through the box of net acquired goodies & found the blue papers and the harlequin paper. I tore those up and glued them down. I washed over them with various shades of blue and pink acrylic.

I knew I wanted to attempt to draw and paint Alice, so I grit my teeth and started. I am very happy with how she turned out.

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I looked at the opposite page & noticed how bare it looked. I already knew in my head that I wanted to put some type of quote on the page with Alice, but I wasn’t sure about what would go on the other page. I saw the space & thought I could put in the Hatter’s hat.

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I was determined to find the right quote that wasn’t only relevant to the page, but one that also resonated with me. I found one from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.”

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I added the card suit embellishments, inked the edges of the pages with faded jeans and broken china distress inks and glued on some whimsical ribbon at the top. I stepped back to let the glue dry & noticed how bare Hatter’s page looked beneath the hat. I painted in Hatter.

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I stamped on some hearts & called the entry finished! (Again, sorry for sideways pictures. I need to figure out why it does this when I do a mobile post.)

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2 thoughts on “Crazy or just in wonderland

  1. It looks great! I’ve had an Alice in Wonderland altered book on my “project to work on” table for ages. I’m not so brave as to try drawing the characters myself, so I printed some illustrations out and am coloring them. Yours turned out amazingly!

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