Here is my second piece of “mad” art.
The “Alice in Wonderland” theme is too fun! When it starts looking a little crazy I think “well, the story is nuts, so who cares?” This is a 12×12 canvas board, painted and souped up. The main picture is an illustration plate taken from a Barnes & Noble edition that I found at Half Price Books. It’s got several colored plates by different artist’s. This one was done by an illustrator named G. M. Hudson.
I had fun arranging these pieces, trying to get them to look right. I crunched up some parchment paper over and over and then pleated it around the edges and stapled it in place. Then I hot-glued the red-velvet ribbon around to cover the staples. I actually like the look of exposed staples, but it didn’t look right on this.
Paper is so versatile! I cut strips of pages from the book to add a whimsical look around the flower. The fan-folded book page is from Chapter 7-The Mad Tea Party. I dipped the edges in FolkArt’s Metallic Aquamarine paint, which was also the color of the background.
Finally, I sprayed the whole thing with Walnut Ink.
Warning: The aquamarine paint can be addicting! It makes everything prettier. I even wound up dabbing some on the silk flower.
You may have noticed that I’m sticking to the same colors and papers that I used in my first Alice piece. This is because I want to combine these things and create a “Wonderland” display in my entry.
During this particular “season” I actually feel late, mixed-up, disorganized, and I’m really not sure how I got here! In the words of the Mad Hatter, I’m ready to “move one space on”. This display is going to be perfect