Maybe it's due to the new Alice film that's out soon, but certainly there seem to be a lot of Alice in Wonderland themed posts going on in blogland at the moment! For example, I shared some of Del's gorgeous pendants with you on Monday; her own Alice blogpost can be found here; last month Sian shared some Alice thoughts; and Rinda has shown us some of her own work and set us a challenge which Jacky has already responded to!
Well, having seen Del's creations I'd already decided to make myself an Alice mini-book, maybe dabbling with an art journal kind of thing as I went along. (I'm slightly hampered by the fact that although I've seen some fabby art journals out there, and read about them too, I'm still not completely certain what they are!) Then when Rinda set her challenge it gave me the extra spur to get on with the first few pages :-)
I printed some images onto special paper to create my own rub-ons; the paper is available from Crafty Computer Paper and is pretty easy to use, except that I didn't seem to have fed the sheet into the printer quite straight - but I worked with the slightly dodgy images anyway rather than waste that piece! I then added pages from an old and tatty copy of Alice in Wonderland, lightly brushed with white acrylic paint, plus a few other bits and pieces. Here's what I've made so far:
The White Rabbit
Machine stitched grass and flower stems; Prima flowers with gold beads; pieces of an old watch and a bit of chain; Tim Holtz pin.
The Pool of Tears
Icicle Stickles applied to disguise smudgy part of rub-on; acetate coloured with alcohol inks then machine-stitched on top; gems added in the corner; typewritten text, with 'cried' edged in silver pen.
Painting the Roses Red
Machine-stitched rose stems; typewritten text; tiny playing cards from a Christmas cracker; Prima flowers dabbed with red acrylic paint; extra red paint on the roses in the rub-on.
Nothing But A Pack Of Cards!
More tiny playing cards stapled to the background; typewritten text - simple, this one!
Each page is 4x6"; they're each mounted onto chipboard, but I haven't decided yet how to put them into mini-book form - I was going to just punch holes in them but I wanted to work right up to the margin so that won't work! I plan to use the cover of the book as the cover of my album, just haven't quite got as far as 'how'!
And now the White Rabbit's watch is saying that it's time to vote.... ;-)
Scrapbooking a few more hot beverages 
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