Maybe I should have done 12 Alice in Wonderland Tags of 2014... perhaps something to consider for next year? Anyways, in case you could not tell, I love Alice. I was just playing around when I made this tag - no direction, just wanted to play and get my fingers inky.
I pulled out my Tweety Jill Alice in Wonderland stamps, a manila tag, and some card stock and went at it. First of all, I took some white acrylic paint and a checkerboard stencil and just added a random stenciling down one side.
As that dried, I smeared some Distress Stains on my craft mat (I have a fondness for using cheap, flat silicone baking mats for my craft mats btw - they are thicker, more durable, and less pricey than the name brand craft mat). I used Broken China, Salty Ocean, and the metallic silver I think. I spritzed and smeared the stenciled card stock through that. I then stamped the Hatter down one side, using a gray archival ink (Wendy Vecchi's Watering Can by Ranger, I think), masked that out, and added the scripted stamp on the other side. I then added some random tea party stamps around the surface. I inked the edges in Pumice Stone, and added that to the manila tag.
I love how the acrylic stenciling acts as a nice resist to the inks. I added the sentiment on the left side - it is a combination of rub ons and stamping in black. To pick out the Hatter a bit more, I added some colour with water colour pencils and a water brush. After all, the Hatter *must* stand out!