Following on from my research into "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus" I decided to make a mock up of a box with a drop down flap, like the wagon in the film - only without wheels!
I made a simple box and then added an upstand.
I realised that I would need some means of holding the front flap up when the box was closed. I thought of a swing catch that I'd used before on a corset, these catchs came from Vena Cava.
Then I had to think of the decoration on my Imaginarium so I thought of various things that had stirred my imagination:
Lord of the Rings
Alice in Wonderland
The Arthur legends (Avalon)
Winnie the witch
Then I drew some symbols inspired by the above list.
Then I started thinking about the background for the symbols. I found a picture I had taken of Brighton Pavilion, the designer of which must've had a marvellous imagination! I love the look of the Pavilion but wanted a more colourful look to my Imaginarium so I used some the effects in Photoshop to achieve this fabulous red colour. The colour was inspired by the interior of the Mad Hatters Tea Room in Margate. Here is a photo of the altered photo stuck to the front of my mock up.
Now on to a bit of sewing!
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