Saturday, March 5, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Art Journal Cover - Mixed Media Altered Book Cover

I've been having so much fun creating in my Alice in Wonderland Art Journal lately that I thought it was time for the journal to have a new Alice-themed cover! I've been using images cut from the book Puzzles in Wonderland on my journal pages, so I decided to use the cover of that book and alter it for my journal cover. I started off by cutting the front and back covers off the book and taping the cut edge with some 7 Gypsies Alpha Tape. Next, I used a large circle mask with some 3D Matte Gel to protect some of the cover images that I wanted to keep revealed. Once that had dried, I painted the rest of the cover with Heavy Black Gesso and then used Clear Crackle Paste with the distressed Harlequin Stencil to get the cover pattern/texture. Next I misted the cover with a gold shimmer mist and used a baby wipe to clean some of the colour off the stenciled pattern. Here's a couple of photos of the front and back covers. More details below!

I created a charm dangle to hang on the binding rings for this journal - I had some pieces that just suited the Alice theme so well that I had to use them. There is a large key, a tea cup, a glass bottle with a tag and crown symbol all dangling on different lengths of chain. I also created a small charm for the cover by punching out the Mad Hatter's hat tag and using Glossy Accents to seal it into the charm.
For the front cover, I used a small picture frame around the main Alice image - I love how this also brings out the Through the Looking Glass theme as (to me at least) it looks like a mirror frame. I've used lots of Finnabair/Prima gold-tone metal pieces to decorate the cover and coordinate with the gold shimmer mist and finished off the decorating with some black and gold microbeads. Here are a couple of angles and a close-up of the front cover.


Finally, here is the journal all bound together! I used some extra-large binder rings (though I only had silver and will need to find some gold-tone rings) to bind the album so that there is lots of room in it for more journal pages!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Crafting!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process!

madhvi shah said...

Alice in sarahs wonderland