Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Finally finished on my sold Alice in Wonderland Tree

I am so proud of this, I think it may be one of the best things I've ever done :)  I got a little carried away on what I did with it, and put a ton of work into it.  Days of work, matter of fact.  But it's very true to the movie scenery, and for anyone who doesn't know here is the video of the movie trailer (first go shut off my blog's music player):
This is a darker, Tim Burton-style Alice movie that really grew on me.  At first I wasn't sure about it, but it seriously grew on me when I rewatched it.  It's not perfect, but the scenery is amazing!  The characters are amazing and memorable.  And so I based my tree around the scenery of this movie.  Here's what I came up with and I think it's fabulous!

The brightly-colored mushrooms are done in the style of the movie mushrooms.  They are all copies of ones I saw by freezing the footage on the movie at certain parts.  As you can see in one of the pictures, my rocking horsefly turned out well :)  It's very small, 3/4 an inch tall and the wings are real wings.  I have coated them for protection and dusted them with sparkle powder for shine.  The teapot I sculpted turned out cute, and I decided it looked better without a fussy paint job.  It looks very good in person and yes it is pouring tea down into the teacup on the lower branch :)  My pictures never do anything I make justice and I know my customer who purchased this will be thrilled when she sees it in person.  The talking rose didn't turn out looking good on the pictures but it's much better in person.  It just didn't photograph well at all :(  Most of this looks 100 percent better in person, I so wish I could show you all!  It's so lovely here in front of me!

I have to take a short break from minis so I can make a family member some of his favorite soap and then I will be finishing up my give away shelves.  I'll be back with updates and then we'll have our customer drawing for the free Honeydukes items :)   

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! The tree is wonderful! I loved the teapot and the red rose on top, I think that give personality to the theme.