Sunday, April 22, 2012

Decidedly Alice Deconstructed

Golly, gee, after I just thought I knew how to get my pictures loaded so they went from the front of the book to the end, they're all assbackwards.
Oh well!! I've been altering this book for at least 10 years. The two photos next to last in this post were done so long ago I don't really even remember when and I've wanted to finish it up for quite a while but couldn't find the motivation.
The tunnel in those first two page spreads encompasses maybe 1/3 to 1/2 of the pages. Not excellent planning but I did manage to squeeze in the rest of the page spreads I wanted. Using the original Tenniel illustrations throughout, I had a bunch of fun coming up with the backgrounds. The quilt on the rabbit hole page is one I made. The Cheshire cat page is mostly stretched out from the original illustration with some stamps and some Zentangles in the background. The woods for the Tea Party are my woods with a few stamped trees to blend with the party. That's one of my favorite techniques: use actual photos plus stamps. I did a basic pop-up on that page to keep the table out of the fold and then used a bit more complicated pop-up for the Pack of Cards page.


All in all, I'm super pleased with the outcome and thrilled to have finished my first altered book







8 comments:

Kate Markey said...

OMG it's wonderful!!! And not only incredible, it's also done!!

Dieverdog said...

Oh this is just one of the most awesome things you've done - and you have done a LOT of awesome stuff. This is amazing. I love Alice stuff and you totally ROCKED this! So great that you got it done. I didn't realize you've worked on it for that long.

Dieverdog said...

Oh this is just one of the most awesome things you've done - and you have done a LOT of awesome stuff. This is amazing. I love Alice stuff and you totally ROCKED this! So great that you got it done. I didn't realize you've worked on it for that long.

Kelly Merriman said...

Sharon this is Kelly Merriman. I don't know if you are still doing the figurines, but I am getting married and was hoping that I could talk to you about it. My email is kiwimerriman@yahoo.com

Kelly Merriman said...

Sharon this is Kelly Merriman. I don't know if you are still doing the figurines, but I am getting married and was hoping that I could talk to you about it. My email is kiwimerriman@yahoo.com

Kristina said...

I just love all things Alice and this is terrific! Beautiful and well done, love all your bits and bobs!
Peace,
Kristy

Sandra said...

Your artwork is absolutly amazing !I love everything on this project. Congrats !!!!!! :)

Sandra said...

Your artwork is absolutly amazing !I love everything on this project. Congrats !!!!!! :)