Friday, 3 July 2015

Alice in Wonderland - Neil Walker

Good morning,

How are we all today??

Did you know that on July the 4th it is 150 years
since Alice in Wonderland was published!
Ok, how many of you knew that?

The DT have been asked to feature 
Alice in Wonderland in their projects this week.

Today it is Neil's turn,
let's see what he has been up to

Neil said....

I'm going in search of adventure......through the looking glass
 and into the Kingdom of hearts.......

Inspired by Alice's adventures through the looking glass I had
 fun making my mirror "gateway to Wonderland" adventures 
on this journal page.

I started by adding a couple of card elements from the Tando
 Top Hat kit and some nailhead stickers to the Tando frame

Then everything was painted gold with DecoArt Media Gold paint.
 Once it had been given a coat of gold I mixed some Transparent
 Red Iron Oxide Fluid Acrylic to the gold and mixed it with
 some water. This was painted loosely over the frame and
 then dabbed off to give a more mottled finish.

A piece of thin card cut to size creates the mirror.

To create the faded figure stamp or draw a suitable shape onto 
the card in black. Paint the whole piece with the Media Silver
 Metallic paint. Use a damp tissue or towel to scrub back the
 area over the image. Repaint around the revealed shape to
 bring back the solid silver colour around the image.

Paint a couple of hearts on both sides using Quinacridone Red
 Fluid Acrylic

While wet dunk into a pile of Clear UTEE

Heat emboss using a pair of tweezers for safety.

Trim some slits into the "mirror" and slide the hearts in place 
so they appear to disappear into the surface.....

Attach to a suitable journal page, add your writing to finish.

Thanks Neil,
Don't you love the to try that!

This is what you'll need -

Thank you for joining us today, don't forget to let us 
know what you think!  We do like to see your comments.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Jane x


  1. I saw a commemorative book in Waterstone's Jane last's a great anniversary isn't it. Neil made a super mirror for his AJ x

  2. Fantastic idea and execution, very clever...

  3. a wonderful mirror and journal cover by Neil, and a great tart for this super 'Alice in Wonderland' theme, and no no I didn't know that the book was written 150 years ago, thank you!! :) Coco x

  4. How did I miss this? Sorry. The frame is such a lush looking piece with technique of paints. Talking techniques, how you made the image fading is so clever & looks brilliant! Adore the hearts too. Tfs. C


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