For some reason, this picture I found in a magazine (on the left, inside the lid of the box) captured my attention, so I decided to copy it with a few additions of my own. The box itself is made of papier maiche, with wooden walls and panels inserted and painted a color to match the picture.
Some close ups:
******* These are clearer pictures of Hazel's Emporium. The box is also papier maiche in the form of a book:
I made all of the candles and potions jars, etc. Actually, those candles became burnt by mistake, but they were what gave the idea for the vignette. Some close ups:
I hope you enjoyed seeing some more of my minis!!
Last Edit: Mar 31, 2009 16:36:47 GMT by shkrimtare
Thanks for your kind comments, everyone! I received (very unexpectedly ) a new camera for Christmas, so I've been going crazy, taking pictures of all of my miniatures! ;
********** This is what I made my sister for Christmas this year. In 'real life', she collects post cards. As a way for her to display some of the odd pieces of miniature furniture she has collected over the years, she will eventually build a dollhouse to use as a 'Consignment Shop' so I made these 'post cards' and accessories for this.
OMGSH. those are BEAUTIFUL. im so amazed at how you managed to be so detailed i once got a christmas present like that which i had to put together but i gave up halfway i have absolutely no patience whatsoever
Post by ilovemotgtobits on Jan 13, 2008 12:55:01 GMT
Wow, absolutely fabulous Why do you have so many? I mean, these must have taken ages for each one!! They are so detailed and realistic Fabulous work, we've tried these in Design And Tech class, and i'm afraid, mine was a total disaster I should've handed one of yours in and gotten an A+ instead of that D+ my teacher gave me
Why do you have so many? I mean, these must have taken ages for each one!! They are so detailed and realistic
Miniatures have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Although they do take some time to create, it is a fun hobby and one that I love. And the smaller the scale, the more I can accomplish in less time--and the more I can fudge to make things look more realistic!! This is just a fraction of the rooms, etc. I've created--I won't tell you how many more there are The hardest part is trying not to start something new before the others I've started are completed! But it's also one of those things where I'll get really into it for several months and then not touch them for just as many! I hope to create some Monarch-themed ones some time in the future (especially Golly's shed!)
******* Thank you both, ILM and Petra (nice to meet you, too, Petra ) for your comments! And, I'm sorry for your D, ILM (my D's were in Science ;D) I would have gladly helped out a fellow Boglie! lol ;D
******* I used to be a volunteer teacher in my Church's Sunday School Program but because there were so few students, the teachers would switch grades every couple of years so we would have different students/a change in curriculum. Though usually preferring to teach in the younger grades, the last group I had taken was a combined 7, 8 & 9th grade class. It was definitely a challenge! But I turned to miniatures! ;D The first chapter in their workbooks described how the shape of the ancient temples were related to the structure of our churches today, etc. so I took a hands-on approach and had them build a church! Only the first section was completed, but to this day, they all remember the experience fondly (because they created it, I just provided the materials and guidance) and the younger children now have a mini church to play with during coffee hour! ;D
Here are a few of my latest mini projects (I still haven't managed to do a Monarch-related one yet! :
I had kept this plastic box that once housed makeup brushes, hoping one day I might find the perfect mini setting to use it for. I covered the black plastic cover with a scrap of wallpaper I found that had the appropriate theme and I like that the "gold" is being worn off on the edges of the box:
I lined the interior with more scraps of mini wallpaper. The plates, placemats, containers and chopsticks were part of a kit that I put together. The "food" I made with bits and pieces of this and that. The eggroll, fortune cookies and soup noodles are all made of paper. (I love working with paper! ;D).
And this is a paper kit cottage in the smaller quarter inch scale. The entire house and the furniture are cut, folded and glued together. I added other little things here and there and placed it on a "grass" base:
The whole table setting would fit on a coin!
The perfume bottle box and cream jar were probably the hardest things to make, so tiny!!
When you say a scale of say 1/2 " do you meant this is equivalent of 1 ' ?
Yes, Paul that's exactly right. The traditional miniature scale is 1" = 1'. Figuring out scale--to a math-phobe like myself--was the key to mastering any mini project. Fortunately (and especially for some of the smaller, trickier scales) one miniature site offers a great calculator (metric measurements as well) specifically for this purpose.
Kristine, these are lovely If you ever run out of ideas, Glenbogle House in miniture would keep you occupied for...years
A few years ago (before I even knew these MotG boards existed) I had googled "Glenbogle in miniature" just to see if anything would come up. I had found a hit on either this forum or another Monarch one, and someone was recreating the rooms--I specifically remember the dining room--and it was just fabulous. But I was never able to find the photos again! Such a shame!
I've always had Glenbogle--or parts of it at least--in the back of my mind to do as a mini project. I would never have the space in my "real" house to complete it in any of the larger miniature scales but it would definitely be a challenge in one of the tinier scales... ;D