Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas preparations...




Gotta be in good time folks...

I am working on a new range of christmas collections for sale and the christmas tree kit from Vilia Miniature just arrived at the right time. It´s a very easy kit to make even though the instructions were in italian. It didn´t take me more than an hour before the tree was ready to be decorated. Here´s a few shots of some of my christmas decors. Take a look at my Etsy store for more detailed pictures.

And a big excuse for not replying on your comments on my last posts, hope you forgive me. I´ll make an effort in the future ;0)

Monday, October 24, 2011

My books on Etsy...




I have done it!... I have listed my first miniatures on Etsy.
I´ve listed 5 miniature books for sale tonight. I will still be selling my minis from the webshop too, but I thought I would make a go with Etsy in the hope of more people seing my miniatures. Take a look at my Etsy shop here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A peak and a bit of concrete...



Though I havn´t even started on the interior of the shop, I couldn´t resist putting in some of my furnitures and minis to get the feeling of the shop ambience. In the corner you get a glimpse of a half done Vanishing Cabinet.




The concrete slab in front of the shop has got a wash of greyish colors. Not sure whether is going to be darker, but I´ll will be adding a slight green algea wash and som dirt in the cracks...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

More progress...




Borgin & Burke progress...


The front of Borgin & Burkes is progressing. Door and window has been painted 1 layer of Eucalyptus green, crakle medium and then a dark green mix of Eucalyptus and black. I really love the crackles showing the paler green. After drying I´ll sand down some of the edges and then add a dirty wash.


All MDF surfaces has been prefixed with a water diluted wood glue. I had a go with mini plastering and making bricks. With Michelles advice on using an old stiff toothbrush to make brick strukture and a knitting pin I got a result that I´m quite satisfied with. Thanks Michelle for sharing a lot of details and tecniques, that will really help me along this project.


At this photo you can see the Eucalyptus color that I´ve used under the crackled dark green




I still havn´t decided what to do with the pavement. Maybe an old concrete surface with cracks... Hmm... any suggestions??

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New purchases...






Yesterday I recieved a delivery from U.K. And I have to say I am very satisfied with my new items for the Borgin and Burke shop. I´ve bought a dresser, desk and stool and a set of 5 barrels from Insomesmallway. The wood staining is really great and enhancing the ambience of the dark and mystic setting I´ll try to achieve.
I´ve been playing with some skull making a couple of days ago, not quite satisfied with the paint effect, but I sure had a lot of fun. Last night I went on a bat hunt. It took a while to fill the jar... Human nail collecting are indeed even more time consuming. I haven´t even got half a jar full yet.