Saturday, 17 September 2011

Alice in Wonderland Jigsaw swap

I am really enjoying all the swaps I am involved at the moment and the latest one is a Jigsaw puzzle swap. 9 of us have been sent a 9 piece chipboard puzzle and we have each chosen a different theme/character from Alice in Wonderland to decorate our puzzle pieces. My chosen character is The Mad Hatter. Rather than bore you with a long explanation of how I have decorated my pieces I have taken photgraphs of the process.

Painted base with cut out hats.

Painted hats and fine detail painted onto the base.
The basic kit I made up for a hat embellishment.

The puzzle pieces are being posted. One completed puzzle is going to Canada so I thought I had better give the hat a bit of reinforcement!
I did worry a bit about the size of the prototype hat, thankfully I was able to scale it down.

All the hats drying off from the Claudine Hellmuth matt medium, which will hopefully help protect it from the rigours of the post office.

All the hats and other embellishment now glued in place.
Ending up with a Jigsaw puzzle that still fits together after all that paint/spray and glue!
You may notice that the pieces dot match up at the joins but because there will be 9 different themes it does not matter and I am not that Mad as to try and get all my pieces to match!
I hope that they work well with all the other lovely pieces and that my 8 swapees like them. I am really looking forward to seeing the completed project. I will share it here when it arrives home to me. I do know that Annette has just popped her puzzle onto her blog and it is really gorgeous. You can see it HERE
Thanks for looking.


voodoo vixen said...

Shirley, those hats are fabby doozy girl!! Love the pic of the hatter and the 2/6 sign... think this may be my favourite jiggie swap yet!!

AlliR said...

All I can say is .. WOW! They look fantastic!

Minty Magic said...

Wow these are fabulous! Just one question - how are you going to post them?

Shirley said...

I am posting them in a shoe box Claire but when there is only one per person they will travel fine in a padded envelope I hope!

Mary B said...

Wow this is going to be some jigsaw I love what you have done and when it is all put together at the end it would look so good put into a box frame and hung on the wall