Sunday, March 6, 2011

Alice Box

This is a box that I made to carry my supplies to "Art Is You 2010".
The theme of that year's East Coast Art Retreat was Alice in Wonderland.

The 2011 theme is "Art is ...Who?" This year marks the 5th annual "Art Is You" retreat, and it has expanded to the west coast as well as the east and will soon be coming to Australia.

Making The Box
The box now holds my button collection.
I started with one of my husband's rather large shoe boxes that was bound for the recycle bin.
I laid it flat and covered it with handmade purple paper.

For the inside of the cover, I did a watercolor painting of teacups,
which I then added to with image transfers, stamps, ephemera, and lettering.

For the top of the box I did one image using three different techniques.

For the front of the box, I stamped teacups on watercolor paper and
inserted cut out of the characters from Alice into the teacups.

For the final touch I added a bit of lace and gold trim to the top of the box.

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