Wednesday 2 November 2011

Alice Arch By Carol fox

Any of you who know me well will know that Alice and I have a bit of a thing going on....shhh dont tell the Hatter. I have had one of the arches from the shop in my draw for ages and I was digging around in there the other day and I came across it, so here it is given the Alice treatment.

I have given it the PVA crackle treatment added vintage book pages (from Alice in Wonderland of course)and then some applied some gold leaf(gold embossing works just as well if you don't have gold leaf). The Tim Holtz Book Plate was given a rub with viva Inka gold to make it more gold and then once the Tim Holtz adage word was added I filled it with clear embossing powder.

The Tim Holtz style rose is made by colouring the cut flowers with distress inks before shaping and then dipping them into UTEE in a melt pot. If you dont have a melt pot you can just use clear embossing powder. I then rubbed them over with clear stickles for a dew drop look.

Stick it all down using lots of multi medium and then stand somewhere to admire.

I used

Wooden arch
Tim Holtz things
Multi medium
Inka Gold

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  1. Gorgeous altered arch, loving the Alice theme and lovely lush rose. XX

  2. Terrific piece of artwork and you have reminded me that I have one of these somewhere so will have to find it x


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