Well I finished the teachers and teachers assistants christmas gifts - am I on a roll or what? Daren't stop or I might lose my mojo again!
For the teacher I had a plain, unfinished wood, chest box (which I bought for £2.99 at Craft Central).
Then I stained it inside and out with some blue ink.
Then added the crackle medium (I used decoart weathered wood crackling medium) - once the crackle medium is dry (about 1 hour), I added a coat of white acrylic paint.
At this point I gave the box 1 light coat of varnish, then rubbed a bit of broken china and peeled paint distress ink over it to give it a further antiquey aged look.
I stamped lots of Alice in Wonderland images out onto plain printer paper, watercoloured them and cut them out - then stuck them to the box using pva type glue. Most of the images I used are on the Cherry Pie Art Alice sheet.
Finally a couple of coats of spray varnish and it was finished.
For the Teachers assistants I have made mobile / handbag charms. The charms are wrapped in stamped tissue paper (stamp used is from the Tuscan Rose Flourish sheet) - then tied with organza ribbon. The boxes made using pink card (and a scoring board) and again stamped with the flourish stamp.