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Old 07-03-2011, 11:27 PM
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Default My Alice Shrine

I figured since this month's Muse highlights alters and shrines I would make a sort of shrine to one of my favorite subjects...Alice in Wonderland! Alice is favorite among us altered artists. To get some great inspiration just go to flickr and put in a search for "altered art alice" and see some amazing pieces.

First thing after you decide what to put in your shrine is to find a vessel that will hold it. I LOVE old boxes and drawers. The best ones are those wooden cheese boxes that you can usually find for a couple of bucks. Also, sewing machine cabinet drawers are also great stood up on end. You could use a shadowbox, an altoid tin, even a matchbox would work.



Here is a crude drawer I found at my local flea market for a buck.



Next I went into a search for the images I wanted to use. I decided to re-enact the scene where Alice meets the caterpillar. My friend Melissa here found a great site that has public domain illustrations that you can color in photoshop or you can buy any one of the wonderful digi kits out there based on Alice. This site also has a copy of the actual text and that is what I used as my background. I found the chapter in which she met the caterpillar and then copied and pasted it into a text document. I then randomly chose words and enlarged the text to make it more visual appealing.

I printed out my images in the sizes needed and then I glued my cardstock to some chipboard for stability. I always use a sharpie marker to blacken the white edges after trimming. Next I glued in the background type and started glueing some moss to the top of my box.



Then I started to place my images. I wanted the mushroom to be slightly elevated so it would look like Alice was looking up to see it so I used some foam core board to do it.



Next I continued to glue the moss to cover the foam board and the bottom of the box. I also added some rocks and a pinecone for some dimension. I decided I needed something hanging from the "ceiling" so I used those black and white ball lanterns from Hollie's new kit Enchanted.



Then I turned my attention to the top of my shrine. Again I used an image from the Enchanted kit for my topper and found a crown from my stash. I had to include my title on my topper too.



All I needed to do is glue in Alice and VOILA! It's finished!



and here it is from another view so you can see the dimension...



I hope you all will give making an altered shrine a go! I would love to see what you come up with.

Tracey
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:29 AM
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Love it Tracey!!! Love Love Love it!

What a find & bargain on those amazing aged drawers ... and you did it up right.

I love every single detail, the moss & rocks are toooo wonderful in that dark drawer and really bring the paper elements to life. GORGEOUS!
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:53 AM
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wow!! that is absolutely stunning! So tempting to try something like it! Thanks for the inspiration Tracey!
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:11 AM
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Tracey, once again you created something stunning. I love the scene created in this one. It's one of my favorite books, and you done a fantastic job recreated the scene.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:44 AM
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So do I get egged, stoned or kicked out for saying that I own the book yet have never read it....
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:06 AM
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Ooooooh, Tracey! You make such GORGEOUS physical art!!! I LOVE your shrine!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:52 PM
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OMG! Isn't this the most beautiful hybrid shrine ever!!!!!
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Gorgeous, love it!
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Just gorgeous!!
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It's really beautiful. You know, I always felt a kinship with Alice. It wasn't until a few years ago that I discovered I was born on Lewis Carroll's birthday so it all makes sense!!!
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