Monday, 25 March 2013

Alice in Wonderland Submissions - Sorted, Just the carve to do.

So going on with the 'What should I do?' dilemma, I'm really pleased with what I've come up with.  

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.

1 comment:

  1. ooh this is very intriguing! I can't wait to see the final stamp!



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