Recently, my friend Sharon Yong [of Scrappingville] had invited us, designers and friends to alter paint brushes, just for fun. Yes, inspired by Donna Downey's altered paint brush project, we all thought it would be amazing to have all our paint brushes displayed at the store too :).
And you know me, upon hearing the word "ALTER", I simply went berserk. Ha!. I've been wanting to do this for so long. Having our altered brushes on the wall, may inspire crafters (who don't mind getting their fingers smudged in paint and ink) to start altering things, or should I say up-cycling?. Very healthy habit indeed :).
I thought it would be neat to create an Alice In Wonderland's Tea Time altered brush, complete with tea things mobile :). Here's what I made;
Altered saucer, now a Wonderland clock!
I wanted it to look steampunk-ish, so I added copper chains and jump rings. Like I did for my Gypsy chunky ATC posted sometime ago. This too, help hold the clock in-place. This was a saucer that has been covered with gesso, paper marche, smudged with blue acrylic ink and distressed with brown Stazon.
I glued a metal key hole so little Alice could peek through:). I colored the blonde bristles with some acrylic blue ink. Almost like Alice had colored her hair blue.
Added a rhyme that Mad Hatter sang at their reunion tea party.
The stripes on teapot, was inspired by the Tweedles' stripy shirts. I covered the teapot with masking tapes, applied gesso and painted with black ink on the exposed areas. Then added paper strips from Lewis Carroll classics that says;
" Alice opened the door and found it led into the loveliest garden she had ever seen".
Home made wire heart :).
It says; "Why you are painting those roses?" asked Alice.
I can't help but to make a mobile from fun Alice In Wonderland things. Still gaga over the sun catcher I made before :). I applied gesso to the pink little teacup and once dried, decoupaged all over with hearts patterned tissue paper.
Added a red rose, later.
I cannot lie. I felt like a kid while making this!. So much fun. I guess, I'm never tired of Alice In Wonderland. I LOVE getting 'lost' in Wonderland :). Do come by Scrappingville store and check out what other creations my friends had come up with :). Until then, have a sweet week!. HUGS.