Thursday, January 5, 2012

Alice in Wonderland Canvas

Hi everyone, Debbie here.
First a warning: this post is LONG!
But it brings you not one but 5 tutorials!
These 5 tutorials brings you a one big finished project!

This project is for my Son's preschool. They have looked after both my children while I worked part time and now my last is off to school! I can't believe my little man is 5yrs old this month! New Zealand school year starts Feb - Dec with 4 four terms broken up in 8-10 week lots. Holidays in between. I know its all complicated aye. lol

So are you ready?

This is the finished project: Canvas measures 15" high and 30" long

You will need:
  • Large Canvas (I found a free canvas. Already painted on So I had to prep it with gesso)
  • Gesso
  • Paint brushes different sizes
  • Creative Paperclay®
  • Shaping tools
  • Glue
  • Paints
  • old story book pages

1. gesso canvas if second hand
2. Sand between dryed layers of gesso I did 2 layers
3. Sequence your story book pages
4. Plan and sketch your layout
5. place your story book pages
6. stick them down
7. paint black around edges and over titles

Now for the Creative Paperclay® Pieces:

How to make the bottle                                                 
How to make the Rose

How to make the Hat
 how to make the Toad tool
 How to make the Watch:

Good time to plan where to stick the embellishments.....

Once pieces are dry Paint up your pieces to the colour you desire.... (click on following images for larger views.)

Stick pieces with liquid glue to the canvas.... I find PVA, Aleene's Glue or Elmars Glue good.
Congrats you have finished the canvas!!!
Well done for reading the whole post and I thank you for sticking with me through it.
Here are the close ups of the canvas...

Have a crafty day!
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Lyneen said...

Wonderful post... love the five for one tutorials!!! The school will cherish this I am sure!!!

Brenda said...

You r amazing. Love the entire project

Jingle said...

Such wonderful elements! Great piece!

NickelNook said...

Fabulous project, Debbie! Thanks so much for the great tutorials!...Nancy :o)

Molossus said...

What a fantastic project! You could do so many things with these elements--but I love how you've used them with the Alice in Wonderland theme!

Barbara said...

Wonderful project Deb! I know that the preschool will certainly enjoy it for many years, as will the children!

Hugs XX

Amanda said...

AWESOME!!!! I love the Alice and Wonderland Theme :)