Blog Post: Arty Pants
Location: England, United Kingdom
Sam submitted this fascinating mini-book through the Submit Your ALICE Artwork link at the top of the page. I went to her blog post, but there was a very small sized video that flipped you through the pages. I just KNEW there were wonderful details but I just couldn't SEE them. So I asked Sam if she would take still photos so I could showcase her mini-book here on The Altered Alice, and I am SO HAPPY to show you all the wonders of this charming book.
And here is the pocket again with both tags removed.
Another pocket with two tags. I love the way the trimmed out Mad Hatter forms such an interesting pocket shape!
I am not sure what is in this pocket, but we see the pocket with the tag removed below:
Don't you want to untie the flap on that little patterned envelope and see what kind of treasure hides inside?
This attached trifold panel opens up with more scenes inside!
The flight of punched bat shapes continues from the cover to inside the first flap.
Now both flaps are spread open. The large scale of the hand with its minimal detail in the center is balanced by the smaller scale of the scenes on each side, which are just full of rich detail!
The End - and perhaps the frog footman with his invitation for the Duchess is asking us back in to explore some more!
Isn't this a wonderful little book? There are so many details to love, even the basic things like the brass eyelets on every page. I love the way all the cutout shapes are rimmed with black. I love it that she chose black rather than silver or gold rings to hold the book together, and all the ribbons tied on are so exuberant yet they are anchored by the black polka dot ribbon! The color black acts as both a thread and an anchor as we travel through the book.
I so wish I could see it in person as it invites you to play! I want to turn the pages, pull the tabs, pull the tags out of the pockets. These photos give us some sense of that experience, and I hope you have enjoyed exploring Sam's creation as much as I have!
Please visit Sam's blog, Arty Pants, to leave her some love. Sam says that she loves to create little pieces of art, is quite mad, and spends too much money on crafts. I would say all three of those traits came together to create this marvelous little book! Sam is fairly new to this type of crafting, which makes her mini-book all the more amazing! I hope this post on The Altered Alice will encourage her to continue in this direction!
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