Mad Hatters Tea Chest
Catcher of Dreams Layout
By Sue Smyth
This month I am sharing two projects I have taught around Australia this
year, first is a small box for holding tea with an Alice in Wonderland
theme. Second is a layout using my Artsy treasures and ID chipboard to
Create a Dream catcher style layout.
I have cut down one of the borders to create a frame on the lid
of a Graphic 45 kraft box
I added feet (wooden beads) to give the box some height and
The spine is decorated with a playing card and resin bracket.
Inside I have used torn up text to cover the kraft surface, (and the outside)
And I have decorated the tags that came with the box
with Alice in Wonderland Artsy Treasures.
To top the box is a resin Mad Hatter, he is painted with Inka
Gold colours and placed over the ID frame.
Next is my layout.............
I love doing a mixed media layout and intend to do more, I create
my own background to suit the photo.
The ID feathers are painted with gesso first, then I give
them a second stippled coat, and dry off
to bubble and blister.
Then I have coloured them with Scribble sticks and water.
I have used the scribble sticks to colour the flowers too, and to colour
the compass ID chipboard.
I have snipped the compass/clock chipboard, around the
centre to create 2 pieces, and threaded cotton
around the larger one to make a dream catcher.
Here are some close ups.
Oh and I used the same elements (except the photo)
to make a journal cover. Which I secretly like
even better lol.
Here are some close ups of the prills and
I hope you are inspired by my projects and bonus
some of the chipboard used