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Alice in Wonderland Shrine

by: Jools Robertson
July 16, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Shrine

Like so many I have been mesmerized by the story from childhood 
 in honour of the 150th Anniversary I created an Alice in Wonderland Shrine

Items needed :

  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Cadmium Red
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Burnt Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cerulean Blue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • Traditions Artist Acrylics 3oz - Medium Grey Value 6
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Liquid Glass
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Ultra-Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Yellow Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Phthalo Blue
  • Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Calico Craft Parts MDF Shrine Kit
  • TJ Designs Alice Stamps
  • Andy Skinner Back to Nature Tree Stamp
  • Lost Coast Forth Dimension Stamp
  • Black Stazon

Instructions :

Assembled the size Shrine Kit with Media Liquid Glass.

Apply Media Crackle Paste with a palette knife to the front and sides quite thickly to create a larger variable crackle effect, and allow to dry for approximately 4 hours.

Apply White Gesso to metal embellishments and adhere with Liquid Glass

I planned the background layout, using a variety of TJ Designs Alice Stamps and Andy Skinner Back to Nature tree using Black Stazon. The floor used Lost Coast Forth Dimension stamp, masked in half.

The sky is a wash of Ceruleam Blue and Medium Grey Value 6 graduating lighter to the centre.

The following media fluid acrylics watered down to colour the character elements: Cadmium Red Hue, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue, Burnt Umber, Yellow Oxide, Green Gold, Titan Buff and Carbon Black.

The main and Sleeping Alice and mushroom, and White Rabbit images where coloured in the same way as the background and adhered to the Shrine with Liquid Glass.

The heart embellishments were made from Air dry clay, coloured with Cadmium Red Hue and Quinacridone Burnt Orange

Followed by Crackle Glaze once it had cracked and dried applied Carbon black and wiped back.

The front of the shrine is coloured with a Quinacridone Gold wash, with Burnt Umber and Carbon Black around the edges to distress.

The hearts were finished with Ultra Matt Varnish and applied with Liquid Glass.

Paint the inside of the box black.

The sides of the shrine are coloured with Quinacridone Gold.

Gradually building the intensity of colour around the edges.

 With Burnt Umber and Carbon Black around the edges to distress.

Finished applying the metal embellishments with Media Liquid Glass.

Be sure to visit Creative Journey for more projects and to learn more about Jools Robertson.


Excuse me while I pick my jaw up from the floor!!? Jools, you are such a magician, this is absolutely mind blowing! Cannot believe how you managed to create such a wonderful world of Alice.... Wow!


July 16, 2015

Really a beautiful piece and a great tutorial.

Candy Colwell

July 16, 2015

This is fabulous!!!

Jasmine Patrick

July 17, 2015

Oh my... Gosh this is awesome. What a fantastic work. Love the result. And your tutorial is over the top. This project shows how clever and skilled you are. Thank you for sharing this inspirational tutorial. Hugs from Monica... Spain


July 17, 2015

Jackie, this is absolutely beautiful. Love the way it turned out.


July 17, 2015

I love this great shrine. I am learning so much from you and the rest of the team. Thanks for sharing your amazing work.

Linda Bell

July 17, 2015

Jools...... dear me.... I'm speechless. Hmmmmmmmmmm - how do you tell someone they did a FABULOUS creation when it is WAY MORE THAN FABULOUS????? BEAUTIFUL, ALLURING, RADIANT, INTRIGUING, truly a WORK OF ART above and beyond. You should be sooooooooooooo proud of this...WOW.... j.


July 17, 2015

This is so lovely, Jools. Great tutorial and photographs!

Candy Colwell

July 20, 2015

Love this piece, no words really, other than simply WOW. Love it!


August 13, 2015

Alice is one of my favorite characters as well. Your Alice Shrine is fabulous! Tutorial is very clear and helpful.


August 14, 2015

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