Today let's travel down the rabbit hole and take a peek inside the strange world of Alice!
This project was created for something very special that we are working on here at Ellen Hutson, LLC. Time unfortunately is getting away from us and so I am sharing this project here instead, so that those of you who enjoy creating for fall and Halloween can recreate this little piece of wall art for your own home.
Silhouettes are big this year! Silhouette your own children with a timeless keepsake that can keep you "in touch" with friends and grandparents.
ETA: Direct link to Clue #5.
I love detail - can you tell? When I was little I made a house out of cardboard, using snippets of fabric, drawing on paper and trying to be resourceful with the few supplies I had. It really wasn't pretty - LOL - but it was fun! When I got this idea in my head I knew I just had to act on it. The Hallowe'en in Wonderland 8x8 paper collection is incredible and so very easy to use to create this magical little piece of wall decor!
When you enlarge the picture above you will note the following details:
- who painted the roses red? I did of course using my Copic airbrush system :-D Hopefully the queen won't "off my head,"
- the arch of unfurling playing cards was inspired by a pop-up book I read to my girls when they were younger - simply cut out the cards from the Jabberwocky 8x8 sheet and arrange as shown,
- Alice was cut out of the tag sheet and the Queen was cut from the Jabberwocky 8x8 sheet,
- the tree and Chesire cat were from the Hallowe'en in Wonderland 8x8 sheet,
- LOVE the Scary Fence punch from Martha Stewart,
- add ivy using the same technique as shared by Susan Tierney Cockburn in this post
- pumpkins were most definitely necessary and I will show you how to create those below :-)
I used Copic Various Ink to color my Sculpey Clay. I HIGHLY recommend wearing gloves as you mix in the color. Add a couple of drops and then work your clay. It will make your clay a little gummy, but I really like the end result.
As you can see I started with Ivory Sculpey and added a couple of drops at a time.
If you stop working the clay you can end up with a very interesting marbled effect.
I rolled the clay into little balls and then added the stem and charcter with a toothpick.
Bake according to the directions. I have to admit I overbaked mine because I wasn't paying close attention (oops,) but the change in coloring turned out to my advantage. The pumpkins looked much more mysterious :-D
There are SO many more details that will be shared in the near future regarding these awesome little Colonial houses. Like I said earlier we are working on something we hope you will be as excited about as we are ;-D
- Vintage Colonial House
- Label Style Backdrops
- Hallowe'en in Wonderland, Uncommon Nonsense
- White & Cream Crepe Paper
- Hallowe'en in Wonderland 8x8 paper pad
- Hallowe'en in Wonderland, Tags
- Sculpey Clay, Ivory
- Scary Fence Edger Punch
- Open Scallop Edger Punch
- Fall Leaves Edger Punch (used for Ivy)
- Flower Soft Wire
- Mini Gypso Flowers
- Dandelion Fantasy Film
- Fright Night Design Adhesive
- Black Microfine Glitter Ritz
- Tim Holtz Typewriter Charm
- 1/2" punch