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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Alice in Wonderland Tunnel Book

This tunnel book is the last and the most elaborate of the Alice in Wonderland art I designed for Alpha Stamps.  Just as with the Peek-a-boo cards I started with the  4x4 Die Cut Chipboard Frame Set.
Next, I cut two more pieces of lightweight chipboard the same size as the frame set.  I then cut holes in the center of the chipboard.  In the first piece of chipboard I cut a hole smaller than the one in the frame set and then in the second piece I cut a hole smaller than the first piece.  When all three pieces with holes are stacked together it creates a tunnel effect.
I attached the chipboard pieces to each other using cardstock.  I cut cardstock pieces the length of the chipboard then make two folds leaving a gap between the folds. 
The gap between the folds creates space between the chipboard to accommodate dimensional embellishments.
This is a really simple method for assembling any book.
Now the fun and the challenge begins.  The fun in that there are sooooo many surface to junk up; the challenge in how to add items so that you can see them peeking through the holes but not blocking the items peeking out of the next hole.  You also have to consider what you can see looking from the front of the book to the back and then looking from the back of the pages to the front of the book.
Below is a “Drink Me” tag I created for the project.  Feel free to save it and use it for your art.
Alpha Stamps Products Used For This Project:

17 comments:

Ally White Cat said...

You had fun didn't you. I love it. Alice never looked so good nor did wonderland.
hugs
susan s

Sue Young said...

FA. BU. LOUS!!!!!

Createology said...

Certainly no tunnel vision when it comes to your creative talents. This tunnel book is uber fabulous!!! You are the RockStar of challenges. Happy Creative Hearts...

bobbie said...

Simply Spectacular.

chrissies said...

Super ideas for this book and a great way to join the pages. The whole thing is magic to me.

Love Chrissie x

Belladonna said...

Absolutely amazing!

Karenliz said...

WOW Absolutely wonderful.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow! This is amazing!

fairyrocks said...

PURE ALICE DELIGHT
Thanks for this inspirational work. Stunning and oh so clever.

smokeysmom said...

Laura, again you amaze us with your creative talent...they're endless! And so amazing! I love the tunnel book idea :)

genagirl said...

Scraplifting this IMMEDIATELY!!!!! You do such amazing projects - thanks.

Karen Mallory said...

OMG!!! I love, love this tunnel card. I love paper and Alice! What more could one want!
hugs Karen

Holly M said...

This just blows me away!

coco said...

I LOVE your tunnel book and this new Alice in Wonderland, Fabulous once again !!! And thank you for how to build and assemble such a book ! Have a lovely week-end, Coco xx

Connie said...

You have blown my mind again . . . your talent amazes me :)
Connie

Gina Peake said...

Just brilliant! So when are you going the publish a book?

Sharon Sahl said...

Wonderful! Thanks for all of the tips, too!