I've been looking for jobs and working on minis to keep my spirits up. Unfortunately, my productivity has escaped documentation. This is a bit of a long one...
Firstly, I have been working on the Japanese system kitchen. While the original is a sort of off-white color, I wanted the unit to be blue to match some paper I'll be using in the kitchen. After tons of sanding, I was able to paint it with Krylon gloss spray paint in "Blue Ocean Breeze." I taped off the drawers and sink cabinet so their insides would be gloss white. The white was painted in another step. The taping didn't work perfectly. There were some leaks and wobbly paint edges, but I'm satisfied for the most part. I bought a piece of scrapbook paper a while ago with multiple shapes of different yet coordinating patterns. Among these was the check paper I will be using as drawer liners. I had about a 2.5"x4" piece of the original, which covered the bottom of one drawer and the cabinet. I scanned it to make a piece for the other drawer. I think I'll be printing some on fabric later for tea towels, curtains, or something...
|The whole kit and caboodle. The door is not hinged yet, but is attached via the magnets I installed in the cabinet and doors.|
|The handles are 3 staples still stuck to each other. They were painted with chrome spray paint in the fastest painting project in the history of the Earth. I'm quite chuffed about the color combination.|
|This image shows the handle better.|
|I forgot to take pictures before I started painting, but the structure is just a bass wood box with a rectangle piece of wood for the surround.|
|I pre-poked the drain hole.|
|Lots of gesso... I'm still doing the gesso-sand-gesso-repeat thing.|
|French Blue Pillows kit from True2Scale|
|True2Scale Marigold in a Milk Carton kit = chuffed|
I just have to say that my favorite miniaturists are: Joanne Swanson (http://joannswansondiyminiatures.blogspot.com/), Kris Compas (http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com/), and Brae Oktober. I check their blogs obsessively. Few things make me happier than a new post by any of the three. I've probably posted their blog addresses before, but these are must-visit sites.