|side 2 (more details on inset shadowbox later)|
I wanted to pick things that were symbolic of the stories to put on the top. I had everything in my stash! On the other side is a chess piece and a crown.
To make the garden in the top cube, I carefully cut out the sides of the flat panels with a craft knife. I had to be very careful when assembling the cube so I didn't bend the thin side pieces. I really wanted Alice talking to the caterpillar in there so I scanned the original illustration from my book and sized it to fit the space. I then flipped a copy of it so I would have a mirror image. That way I could glue the printouts back to back and then fussy cut it out. I'm glad I have a light table! It was tricky lining them up.
You might be wondering how I made the shadowbox in side 2. It is really easy! I used a rectangle die from the Movers & Shapers Rectangle set to cut a window in the cube. The shadowbox is cut using the Matchbox die. It makes it really easy to assemble. I glued the box behind the window cut out. Details (pardon the photo quality please ack!):
|Matchbox glued to the back of the cube panel|
|It fits just right!|
Thanks for sticking with me this far! I encourage you to check out The Artists on the Block for more ATB inspiration. Also be sure to go take a look at the Studio L3 blog - there is a ton of inspiration there too! And thanks to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring Challenge #20!
For yet MORE inspiration, head on over to the Mixed Media Monthly "New to You Challenge". I'm entering this in the challenge because I used my brand spanking new Wonderland Collage stamp set all over this project. =)
Hold the phone, there is more fun to be had! The Artistic Outpost blog is also having a Show Us Your AO Art challenge. Good thing this project is covered in AO stamps lol.
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