Friday, February 15, 2013

Paint Party Friday: Altered Alice


"Alice"
Altered Cook Book with vintage ephemera 

Happy PPF!

I brought my new book to the party . . . 

It all started a few years ago with an Alice in Wonderland inspired quilt that I bought from an artisan who, like most of us, was also an art supply and ephemera hoarder. Thankfully for me, she was selling some of her old junk er, vintage collectables, and I got to take said blanket home.

The perfect opportunity to use it came when I decided to try and capture the Lewis Carroll tale by creating an altered book in Alice's honor. I thought it could be cool to tackle the project from the perspective of a child of that era, as if she had put the book together herself. I used both vintage materials and modern clip art and did my best to blend the two. This is what we came up with:

Page One
Packing tape transfer peeks out from the back of a piece of the quilt featuring that famous Rabbit
Page Two
The vintage letter asking for a "play date" that gave me the idea
Tucked into an envelope and guarded by an altered tag attached with a child's bobby pin
Page Three
Here I used a vintage photograph, bingo card and pages from the book itself
Page Four
A pretty napkin that I stole from my Mom used as an accent
Page Five (my favorite)
Mad Hatter multiplied 
Page Six
The Queen's silhouette added to an old mini playing card
Last Page
I added another vintage photograph - this one representing our girl as she grows up - put in a frame enhanced with silver leaf

That's it! It's a lotta pictures I know, thanks for hanging in there with me . . . 



See you at the party,
Kristin xo

42 comments:

Victoria said...

Wow Kristin..beautiful!!..what an absolutely gorgeous..magical post..I love it all..you have captured my heart! So Wild, I did an Alice sketch today? we are on the same wavelength! So cool! All of you creations are so wonderfully detailed and enchanting..totally blissful..your book is amazing! Thanks for adding magic to my day!
Victoria

Ritu Dua said...

What a beautiful ,magical and journey...adventurous too :) Love the way your pictures took me through the lanes of fond memories !!
You are true magic Kristin :)

Cameron said...

You sure have been keeping yourself busy! Lovely images and colors....and the element of the little girl as she grows....love it :)

denthe said...

such a wonderful book! what a great idea!

craftattack said...

This is a wonderful project, what a treasure! Hugs, Valerie

Carin said...

What a wonderful project Kristin! And I love how your mind works lol... from vintage quilt to altered book in Alice's honour.

Christine said...

wonderful theme for the altered cookbook! Nice work.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! This is an amazingly crafted altered book filled with imaginative layouts. Blessings!

Prudence Puddleduck said...

Creative time and attention to extreme detail, what a lovely keepsake. I love the vintage images...you put them all together beautifully indeed! ♥Debi

Beverley Baird said...

What a stunning book! So many gorgeous touches! Love it!

Kyra Wilson said...

Nice job! I'm still in the middle of my Alice painting series. Just laying paint to my Caterpillar now. Must... finish...

Rita said...

neat journal pages! love them!

Anne Manda said...

Superwonderful! <3 Awesome piece, love all the amazing details! <3

Art Play Today said...

This book is so cool! And it looks like a lot of work went in to it! How long did that take you? Great job!

Kirstin said...

Kristin, this is an amazing book. So much detail + not one page looks the same. I could spend hours looking at it. Beautiful!
Kirstin x

Mary Ann Potter said...

A magical, sunningly beautiful piece, Kristin! So much variety. Such a treat to see. I am, as always, very impressed.

Netty said...

Loving your latest beautiful creation Kristin, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Piarom said...

OMG this is so beautiful and sweet...totally love your little book...you always have such adorable projects ♥♥♥ I love the cover so much!!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Huge happy birthday wishes... and love the slice book... Phantom loved Alice in Wonderland so much... it was her favourite book for a long long time so i can't wait to show her this ... she will love it...xx

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh, Kristin, this altered book is precious!!!. I'm head over heels with it :). LOve the torn fabric on the front cover, all all the great things you filled up in the book!!. This is so addictive, LOL. Thanks for inspiring us!. HUGS.

Tammie Lee said...

so many magical wonderful details
this is a joy to see.

Jenny said...

Oh Kristin... gorgeous... and STUNNING... I adore your beautiful Alice in Wonderland book... the pages are absolutely delightful... and the pictures adorable... your talent never ceases to amaze me...

Jenny ♥

Giggles said...

Wow Kristin these are fabulous... it is so scary that I recognize most of those vintage images... makes me feel so old.. that little deer and those male singers...wow...

Wonderfully done!

Hugs Giggles

Joanna said...

A-MAZ-ING! I love this! I wish I could hold it and touch it, I bet it feels wonderful. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

You are very very clever :)

xxx
ps I adore that play date letter!

Jessica Sporn said...

This is so beautiful textural and filled with delicious details. I love the perspective you took with it. It makes it all the more personal and real. Fabulous! I have always loved that story and the original illustrations.

brandi said...

~i do not think there is a book that has been made ever so sweeter than thee...what a wondrous treat you created and shared...beautiful my friend...much love light and blessings~

sandee said...

Gorgeous!! Lovely textures! waving hi from the snow's already melted hills of North Carolina ♥

La Abela said...

Alicia and all its components in the same space, good job. saludos

Deborah said...

Gorgeous book, Kristin! The colours are beautiful and the textures seem scrummy he he! Xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a delicious book you've made! Such a treasure really! So many things to see in it! A work of HeART! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Linda said...

awesome book Kristin!!! Every page is full of happy and delightful details!

Kim said...

OMG, love everything about this. I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland right now and I very much enjoyed this post. Thanks so much for the inspiration! HPPF!

EVA said...

Very cool book! Great idea and lovely pages.

krisatlarge said...

Kristin - this is just so inventive, fun, great - wonderful! What a crazy mad mind you have - what a beautiful book! Well done, as they say across the water!!!! Do you like it a lot??? I love your mad hatter page - the multiplication of the photo is so inventive. Just - wow!

Ella said...

I love all the details..so fun! My daughter is going to be the Queen of <3s-so plenty of Alice talk, at our house! Love what you did, so pretty, so you! xo

JKW said...

What fun you have when you play. I love the outcome. Blessings, Janet PPF

Carmen said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading and fully intended to read and run but... Wow. How could I? Such a gorgeous creation so full of teeny tiny details. Just beautiful. Love the stolen napkin but think I love the altered playing card most of all - what a great idea!

Erika said...

Dear Kristin,
I love Alice! And I love your altered book! Sometimes I pondered how to make a book with her, with the different pictures and so on. Now I see yours and I think it is still perfect. Thank you for your inspiration.
Hugs Erika

Emily C. said...

*jaw drops* <-- my reaction upon seeing your beautiful book. omg, you're so talented. i wish i could do that. it's so creative :)

Amy said...

I super love this book!

Amy said...

you've inspired me right this moment..I want to make me and Alice book too..so hope you don't mind I use this for inspirations!

E Makes Art said...

Ooh, I love this book!!! It's gorgeous! And the faces you've been doing lately are fantastic!! You've always been good at them, but wow! Keep it up my friend!

xoxoE