Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bell jar and vase....


I just LOOOOOVE bell jars and I have a few pieces in scale 1:1. I often use them to display some of my miniatures. Now I have made miniature bell jars. Pop over to Gypsy Boudoir or visit my Etsy shop to get a closer look...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Nothing new....



Just some old pictures from the flower shop put together in a new way....

Monday, March 18, 2013

Giveaway...



It´s time for a giveaway folks!!!

I´´m really fed up with the danish spring (that appears to be a prolonged winther). Today we are awaiting 2 snowstorms hitting the region I live in. Hoped it would happend before I had to head for  work....(and closed all roads)....but no! So I need something to chear me up, and what´s better than making a giveaway for all my wonderful mini friends and followers.

All you have to do is to be a follower of  Obsidian Hall (you do that in the sidebar under Followers)....and then leave a comment on this blogpost. Should you feel like putting the giveaway up at your blog I would aprreciate, but no pressure.

I´ll make the draw on april the 1th. Hope spring has arrived at that time :0)

Have a great day out there....
 
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lilacs in weathered can...





I´ve dreamt of making lilacs all night, and first thing (after having my morning coffee) was to have a go with the ideas on how to. I´m really satisfied with the colors which goes wonderful with the grey brick walls in the secret garden. I have made one for my secret garden and one is put up for sale. Take a look at my Etsyshop....

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring cleaning...



Although the weather here in Denmark is damn cold and snowy, I decided to do a little spring cleaning in La Brocanteuse. And I´m now filling the shop with lots of stuff.... still lots to go in before spring sale can start.




 



Thursday, March 7, 2013

Clematis tutorial #2

 
Finally I managed to find some sparetime for making the next part of the tutorial as promised.


At first I painted a white cotton thread with green acryl paint and let it dry. This is for stalks glued on most of the leaves.

I used the punch above for leaves. I think its called "Ash leave puncher". I used a dark green paper, same weight as photo copypaper. Since the color was a bit boring I painted with a diluted green acrylic paint. If you use white paper, you´ll have to paint each leave seperately to avoid white edges. That´s  why I chose a green paper, then I can paint the hole sheet before punching.


And now for shaping the leaves. A very important part of how the finished plant will turn out. I use the back side of my scalpel knife to "draw" a line along with the leave. I cut some leaves og and made different looking leaves. Remember also to turn half of the leaves around to get variation.


After shaping with the scalpel I use my fingers to pinch the leaves in a more natural shape. Here you can see some glued onto the painted thread and some I just glued to the brown base stalk without thread stalk. On the first picture you can see how I glue the leaves on the base stalk. Sorry it´s a bit dark, but I didn´t have a picture taking in daylight. When the leaves has dried glue the flowers on. Be careful to cover the stalk ends where they are glued to the base stalk.

I´ll take some pictures tomorrow in daylight and show you the finished clematis. For now this forst attempt on making clematis has all open flowers. I would like to make some half open and closed flowers to add. Just have to think of how to do... Any adwise?