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.
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.
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.”
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.