Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Little bit of Alsace!

Another mini paper house completed! I love Alsace!  I was born very close to this french region. It is very much influenced by German style.  Many of the houses there have hand painted designs that adorn the outside.  This is not unique to Alsace , this cottage could be Swiss, Polish, Austrian...

The designs are very simple.  I decided to do an in-lay door. I glued each piece one by one. 

Most houses have multi-colored roofs. 

I added all the little trims to make it as sweet as could be! The siding is individual slats. 

Monday, January 18, 2010

1937 Colonial Revival Miniature House/Model

Here's my newly finished house.  It comes from a picture I found in a Veranda Magazine. I thought it looked too cute to pass up!

 All the windows have each little pane divided and each shutter has little louvers.

There's even a little house for birds!  


The Chimney and front step Are made of light weight concrete carved to look like little bricks. 

I made each of the pots. The leaves and flowers are paper I dyed then cut into shape and glued in my little pots.


The siding is put on one piece at a time, overlapping like real siding. The shingles too are cut out one by one and each laid down in a pattern. The little bird house has its roof done in the same manner.  


Here is what the original house looked like:

                  Veranda:David Schilling             



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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Large Romantic Shabby Chic Pink Roses Original Painting

I finished my rose painting! The background is truly shabby chic. It is a light gray sage. And the roses are each pink with different accents; in some I used a bright pink, or a hot pink, red, and terra cotta. So each rose despite having the exact same color is totally different from another. But the continuity of pink is marvelously harmonious.

 I painted all different kinds of roses; heirloom roses, cabbage roses, wild roses...

Above and below is the painting before I added the darker middle and extra leaves.

This is my favorite rose on this painting.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My New Project: Shabby Chic Roses Original Painting

I'm painting roses! I love painting roses . It took me a few tries before I figured out the secret to painting roses. I could still improve of course! This painting is pretty big: 24" x 48". It's the perfect size for putting over a bed.

I've only got a few roses on so far. I usually average 3 roses a day.

I think this painting will be loaded with a massive amount of roses, mostly pink.

I'll post more of the progress later this week. Just wanted to share what my paintings start off looking like!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Miniature Cottage House: Virginia History

I saw this house in a Veranda magazine and I loved the colors. It looked so cozy and sweet.

This house is totally covered in light weight concrete. I carved the stones and bricks and made the ridges in the metal roof before it set.

I left the gate open for you! Each window has individual little dividers I glued on one at a time.

I love the traditional double chimneys.

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