Using text as pattern is a trend right now that I really love. Your challenge is to use text as nonsense - not to read but as pattern on your project! Of course you can still have words or sentiments, but we also need to see text used in a non-reading way. I have a stack of old books and dictionaries that I use for this purpose.
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You have until Friday, September 23 to enter your creation at The Altered Alice and the winner and honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday of the month, September 25. All kinds of projects are welcome, they do not have to be "altered art" and as always, entries that feature some aspect of Wonderland are given two chances instead of one in the random prize drawing. You may enter multiple times as long as each project is on a separate post.
We are also saying goodbye to our current crop of guest designers, so please leave them some special love this month as their projects have been FABULOUS! Thanks so much ladies, you have added so much to The Altered Alice! And stay tuned, there will be some special design team announcements next month too!
I made a portable shrine for this challenge. I've been reading the book Kaleidoscope ideas & projects to spark your creativity and found the template for my project. I enlarged the template to 8 X 10 and printed it on heavy cardstock. After covering with a coat of gesso I water painted with Peerless Transparent Water Colors in dark green and sky blue. Once dry, I used the key stamp from Stamp Attack Alice 2 to make a pattern on the base. The text pieces are dictionary pages glued to cardstock, then stamped with Alice 2 and distressed with Wild Honey Distress Ink. The grass border behind Alice is by Martha Stewart. A little distress ink on the top, bottom and middle pieces (from the template I enlarged from the book) and the painted surfaces to finish it off.
I loved the stamp set and had a lot of fun using it in different ways. I got very clean images from this rubber. Thanks so much Stamp Attack!
Be sure to enter at The Altered Alice by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC -4:00) by Friday, September 23. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced the last Sunday of the month.