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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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ALICE IN WONDERLAND TAROT CARDS TWO SIZES IN FAUX BOOK BOXES - NEW IMAGE SETS

If you love Alice in Wonderland and tarot cards, you will love these projects.  One set of cards is the size of an ATC and a mini version of cards that are 1 3/8" x 15/16".  To store the cards, I’ve used two different sized Faux Book Boxes decorated with beautiful themed Alice paper and images from my new image sets.    
For this project, I have designed a 3collage sheet Alice themed Tarot card set of the 22 Major Arcana tarot cards which are ready to be cut out, backed with decorative paper and voila, you have a set of cards. The images are available as collage sheets or as a digital image set.
If you love miniature items, I created a half collage sheet mini version of the tarot cards which is Free with Purchase for a limited time at AlphaStamps (see details further down in the post).


NEW COLLAGE SHEETS & DIGI IMAGE SET


This 3 collage sheet set contains 22 Major Arcana tarot cards featuring characters from “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” books plus some images to decorate a card box.  It is so easy to make your own set by merely cutting out the card images and attaching a decorate paper backing.   This set fits perfectly in the ATC Sized Faux Book Box.
This sheet contains 18 characters from the “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” books.  Included are: Executioner, Duchess, Mock Turtle, White Knight, White King, Red Queen, Caterpillar, Humpty Dumpty, King of Hearts, March Hare, Gryphon, Cheshire Cat, Carpenter, Walrus, Unicorn, Lion, Jabberwock, and the Messenger.  This sheet works well with all of my other Alice themed collage sheets and digital image sets.
This sheet is a mini version of 3 Alice Tarot Collage Sheet (22 Major Arcana tarot cards) set featuring characters from “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” books plus some images to decorate a card box.  The cards measure 1 3/8" x 15/16" and fit perfectly in the Tiny Card Faux Book Box.

This set contains all of the cards found on the Alice Tarot 3 Collage Sheet set which includes 22 Major Arcana tarot cards featuring characters from “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” books plus some images to decorate a card box for a total of 24 images.  This set fits perfectly in the ATC Sized Faux Book Box.

THE DETAILS
ATC SIZED CARDS & BOX
I started by assembling the box part of the book.  Next, I painted all of the edges that will be exposed after papering, black.
As a closure, I added ribbon to the inside of the lid and the back of the box (before papering).  You could alternately add the ribbon to the front of the cover as opposed to the back. 
To all of the surfaces inside and out I added paper from the Alice 12x12 paper pad which is filled with beautiful designs and images, I had a tough time choosing which ones to use.   Notice how the paper covers the ribbon and helps to hold it in place.
For the spine, I used bookbinders tape or cloth tape.  It is fabric on one side with adhesive on the other.  Other options would be to use paper or to hinge the cover to the spine.  I cut the tape wider than the spine to facilitate attaching it to the lid and back of the box.

I attached the tape to the spine (first picture above) then glued the spine to the side of the box.  I then folded the tape over the back of the box and then folded it over the lid of the box.
I used images from the Tarot Card collage sheet set, the Alice in Wonderland Characters collage sheet (March Hare on the spine) and my Wonderland digital image set (trees & cat on the front cover) to decorate the outside of the box.
I used three layers for the tarot cards to make them sturdy.
Top – tarot card image
Middle – cardstock (alternatively you could use thin chipboard)
Back – Alice decorative paper
After assembling the three layers I painted them with Glossy Accents to give them a shiny finish.

MINI SIZED CARDS & BOX
I assembled the mini cards and box in the same manner as the larger box and cards with a few minor differences.
For the small box, I used only one ribbon as a closure.
For the mini cards, I backed the images with the Alice decorative paper but did not use the cardstock in the middle as the cards would have been too thick to fit in the box.

4 comments:

johala said...

Hello Laura
I never liked story of Alice in wonderland, but your tarot cards are wonderful!
Kisses

Sheila said...

I'm in awe at the level of detail. They're simply beautiful.

Dracowin said...

I love these! Fabulous work as always.

Alicia said...

UN TRABAJO PRECIOSO!!!
PERO EL CUENTO DE ALICIA SIEMPRE ME DIO MIEDO.
SALUDITOS