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    Halloween Sale (!), New Alice Artwork & New Paper!

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Back in Stock, Halloween, Kristin Batsel, The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Kit

    What’s this? EVERYTHING HALLOWEEN on SALE?! I know it’s an odd time of year but I also see all the Halloween orders from last week! Beside the 3 new or back-in-stock items shown below, see farther down for more info on the sale!

     
    Down The Rabbit Hole with the Red Queen by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel


    Aw… I love this tiny but feisty Red Queen by Kristin! And I love her story of how she came to be:

    I titled this latest Alpha Stamps project “Down The Rabbit Hole” because this little tyrant actually took me there. I had planned to use her as a book cover, in which I would use two of the cutouts to make the covers. Alas, though, this little queen would not let go of her heart shaped staff, nor would she not quit pointing in such a rude manner. I would have had to make a pretty thick book in order to assure that it could open correctly. I decided to just start painting Her Majesty and see what would become of her. Here’s the story of our journey together.

    I used an image from “The Red Queen” collage sheet as a reference for color, etc. and started painting just the shoulders and head of the queen. At this point, my plan was to use her as a back cover and make a tiny rectangular cover in front. Look how tiny she is! Once I got that top part painted, it felt weird not to have the rest painted, too, so I penciled it in and got to work. My solution: just keep painting and worry about construction later. Most times this works out for me. The queen, though, had a different plan.

    Once I got the entire queen painted, plus the front cover, so her the dress would still be complete with the cover closed, I glued a strip of card stock to the back of our queen, making sure there was room for the front cover to close under her right hand. Wow, great idea. Now, if you make a little book, it’s going to cover up all that work I did painting her dress. Plus, there’s no way the book will close, because the spine isn’t thick enough to allow it. Luckily, I had the foresight to leave the strip of card stock long. Perhaps I could use what used to be the front cover to finish out the back of her dress, and then make a book on the backside. Genius! (*note: I painted the card stock brown because I did not prime the cardboard figure before painting it. If I had painted on the lighter card stock, the colors wouldn’t match.) Alas, I had the same problem with the back of the “book” than I did with the front. It just would not close with pages in it. On to plan C.

    See the wide photo below for a preview of the front and back of Kristin’s ingenious solution! Visit Kristin’s blog post for more photos and more of Kristin’s tale of The Red Queen. Here’s a link to her petite Supply List!

     
    What else is NEW today?

    Oh! The 4 new Eclectic Charm Scrapbook Papers are so pretty! 12″ x 12″ double-sided, extra-heavy cardstock with beautiful images and color palette. And they include nice big areas of wallpaper prints suitable for miniatures. Plus the Mad as a Hatter Alice in Wonderland Charm is new today (so cute!) and the popular Silicone Mold – Architectural Flourishes is back in stock! (And don’t forget the Halloween items I already mentioned above.)

     
    ALL Halloween on SALE!

    At least 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

    Note: this is a HUGE group and includes beads & charms, paper including Dresden, collage sheets and digital images, miniatures, and miscellaneous collage supplies!

    Psst: Anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends at midnight PST, MONDAY night, April 19th.

    See the sale collection here! Over 500 items!

     
    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

      
    Posted by Leslie, April 18th, 2021

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