On the search for party invite ideas, I googled High Tea images and found a chair that I could use for a stamp. It wasn't quite what I wanted though, as half of it was missing and I'd have to create the rest of it.
In the end, I'm not sure if 'Just a carver chair' would look like it had anything to do with Alice in Wonderland?
|A beautiful take on the Mad Hatters tea party by Unknown.|
See the chair at the far right? That's the chair I'd like on my invitations, but there's only half a chair. Also the chair won't really represent the tea party to anyone else, so I wanted to make it more obvious.
So I found a Mad Hatter's hat from the original drawings, I think. I down sized it and played around on Photoshop to fit it onto the top of the chair. Like this:
Next I needed to redraw the chair so that I could transfer a full image onto the rubber for carving. So I had to decide what the rest of the chair would look like.
|I just drew how I'd like the lower half of the chair to look.|
|I then traced the image onto tracing paper, ready to transfer to my rubber.|
|Ta Na! Ready to carve. The words on the hat are crazy tiny, so a little nervous about that bit! Wish me luck...|
I'm really looking forward to playing around with colours in the last step with the stamps when they are ready. I hope it represents Alice in Wonderland, I think it will all come together when I make an invite. I may have to have a Mad Hatters tea party just to finish it off.