Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blue Hydrangea

 A blue hydrangea in a pedestal vase in my Etsy.  The cheese keeper is by Valerie Casson of Fance. The pewter biscuit box is by Warwick Miniatures and the framed print is from My Dollhouse Pictures on Etsy.
 The grandfather clock is a kit by Chrysnbon that my Dad put together for me.  Ironically, my Dad enjoys building clocks and we have several in our house built by him.  The one in our living room has the Westminster chimes which I love although it becomes part of the background landscape and, often, I don't even hear it!
I also made the black cherry chaise pictured here. The upholstered chair is by Bespaq.  I also made the goose at the base of the clock.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Fall River Painting in Acrylic

 A fall river painting in watercolor and acrylic available in my Etsy.  Framed it measures 3 1/2" x 2 5/8" and is perfect for a cabin, primitive or traditional living room.  I also made the Chippendale sofa, the fall wreath with poly clay and paper sunflowers.  The armoire and coffee table are by Lee's Line. The butter churn and crock are by Jane Graber from SP Miniatures.  The Indian corn is also from SP Miniatures but I can't remember the maker's name.  According to Carol, she is no longer doing many mini's and Carol found this in her inventory.  The little pottery pumpkin candy jar is by my friend Joyce of Mostly Art on Etsy.  Dale Chimel of Dale's Dreams did the rug.  The pewter biscuit jar on the coffee table is by Warwick Miniatures. The rustic birdhouse and the Jack Daniels crate (it is barely visible under the window)are by Marquis Miniatures.  The 'tin-punch' lamp is by Mini Cabin Decor on Etsy.

The room box I ordered from a man who sells on Miniatures Only (I can't remember his name) and my Dad cut a hole in the top and framed it in and put in the double window and framed it in. He also painted it a light cream.  I cut the wooden floor to fit and it can be removed to put in carpet for a different look.  I cover the top and the window with interfacing which diffuses and softens the light. I set the window box in the window for natural light above and place an Ott light outside the window, set up my room and take photos with and without flash. I then further edit them in PicMonkey for better contrast, warmer color, etc.