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Alice in Wonderland Mailbox

by Amy Bowerman

You’ve got Mail!…from Wonderland!  This month at The Altered Alice the design team is showcasing a fabulous new stamp set from Stamp Attack featuring Wonderland postage.  How fun!  Naturally, when receiving letters from Wonderland one must have a mailbox to put them in. I have created an Alice in Wonderland themed mailbox for my project.

Alice In Wonderland Mailbox

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox

I’m just waiting for my invitation to the Mad Tea Party to arrive, or perhaps Alice will write and have the frog footman deliver my letters in person :)

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Mouse's Tail

The Mouse’s “Tale”

Here we have the Mouse’s “Tale” affixed to the flag….what a great stamp from Stamp Attack!

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Side

Wonderland Postage

I just love these Wonderland Postage Stamps.  I stamped them in Ranger Archival ink and embossed with Clear and Distress Embossing Powder (Black Soot) to vary the contrast.

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Aerial

You’ve got Mail!….From Wonderland…

The stamps were placed around the Mailbox in a random fashion…sometimes it’s good to be random and let things fall into place on their own.

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Back

Embossed Sheet Metal with Alcohol ink

Embossed sheet metal colored with Alcohol inks was added to the back and front of the mailbox for an extra pop of color and interest.

 

This Alice in Wonderland Mailbox was easy peasy and tons of fun to create.  Follow these simple steps to create one of your own…

STEP 1:  Paint a Plastic Mailbox with Spray paint of your choice

I purchased my mailbox in white at Home Depot for $10.29.  I taped off stripes with painters tape and gave it a light coating of Krylon apple red.  For the Second coat Krylon Glitterblast Cherry Bomb was used.

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Krylon Glitterblast

Just add Krylon Glitterblast…

STEP 2:  Seal with Krylon Glitterblast Clear Sealer and CAREFULLY remove tape.

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Stripes

Remove painter’s tape to show stripes

Step 3:  Add dots with foam brushes and Martha Stewart Acrylic

I used a mix of Martha Stewart Black Satin and Glitter Acrylic Paint.  To create the dots I used round foam brushes in three different sizes.

Alice in wonderland Mailbox Martha Stewart Acrylic

Add Dots with Foam Brushes and Martha Stewart Acrylic

Step 4:  Punch hearts from playing cards adhere with Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive.  Seal with Deco Art Triple Thick Glaze.

I punched hearts from playing cards with a Fiskar’s Funky heart punch (one of my fave punches).  The Mailbox was then sealed with Deco Art Triple Thick Glaze.  I really love this stuff!  It will give your finished project a beautiful glass like sheen.  This is the second project I have used it on.  If you missed the Alice in Wonderland Tea Table from last month you can see it here.

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Decoart Glaze

Seal with Deco Art Triple Thick Glaze

Step 5:  Color Sheet Metal With Alcohol inks

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox alcohol ink

Alcohol ink on Sheet Metal

Step 6:  Emboss Sheet Metal with Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing folder.  Sand raised surface to show metal.  *I recommend cutting metal with Tonic Scissors.  Not only do Tonic Scissors cut through metal with ease the serrated edges will turn down the metal so it will not be as sharp once cut.

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Tim Holtz embossing

Emboss Scrap metal for embellishments with Tim Holtz Alterations

TIP:  When adhering metal embellishment I use E-6000.  Place a piece of wax paper over your embellishments and lay heavy books on top and leave to dry overnight.

Alice in Wonderland Mailbox Foil Tape

Stamp and Emboss images on Ranger Foil Tape Sheets

STEP 7:  Stamp images on Ranger Foil Tape sheets with Archival Black ink.  Emboss with Distress embossing powder in Black Soot and Clear to vary contrast.

Peel, stick, and Wah la!  You will have a lovely Alice in Wonderland Mailbox!

Hurry Scurry and enter a postage themed piece in our challenge at the Altered Alice and you could win a set of Stamp Attack stamps!  You can read all about our sponsor and our challenge below.

Thanks for going through the mail with me today!

Amy*

The Fish-Footman began by producing from under his arm a great letter, nearly as large as himself, and this he handed over to the other, saying, in a solemn tone, `For the Duchess. An invitation from the Queen to play croquet.’ The Frog-Footman repeated, in the same solemn tone, only changing the order of the words a little, `From the Queen. An invitation for the Duchess to play croquet.’
Then they both bowed low, and their curls got entangled together.
–Chapter 6, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Just like the Queen’s letter to the Duchess, our challenge this month is to create something with a postal theme – stamps, postcards, letters, envelopes; however you choose to interpret that. As always, all entries that meet the challenge theme are accepted but Wonderland entries are encouraged (they get two chances instead of one in the prize drawing). Friday, June 22 is the last day to enter this month’s challenge.



Our sponsor is Stamp Attack, a British company that is well known (among other things) for their fantastic Alice stamp plates which have sold to customers all over the world. In fact, Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who played the Red Queen in the Tim Burton Alice movie, purchased sets of Alice stamps from Stamp Attack, which were then delivered to the studio!  Enabler alert: Stamp Attack offers speedy worldwide shipping for only £1 on unmounted stamp orders, so go on and check out their beautiful stamps!

The winner will receive a Stamp Attack gift certificate for £13.50, which is equivalent to one of the Alice stamp plates! We will be showing off two new offerings from Stamp Attack: Alice Faux Postage and Mouses Tail, aren’t they great?

 

 

 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carol Clements July 9, 2012 at 6:05 am

Thank you for producing some great artwork with my stamp designs. I love what you have done.

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2 Amy Bowerman July 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Carol it was easy to do with such fantastic stamps! Your designs are so unique and the postage set is truly one of a kind I absolutely LOVE them! Thanks so much for sponsoring the Altered Alice :)

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3 Lynne Phelps June 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Amy, what an amazing project! My favorite part is the mouse’s tale running up the flag, so so cool! Are you actually swapping this out for your real mailbox? Just think how much that would brighten the mail lady’s day! Or mail man’s day. All the step out photos were great!

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4 Sue D June 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I came over from Moxie Fab World–what a fabulous mailbox!

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5 Shahrul Niza June 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

LOVELY Alice mailbox!!. I love the colors, so happy. Hugs.
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