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!


Anonymous said...

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

madhvi shah said...

Alice in sarahs wonderland