Friday, February 12, 2010

Sweetheart Cottage Pink Queen Anne

               Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's my contribution to this sweet holiday. This little cottage is small at 6 7/8" tall, but it has all the details!

Here's the front porch with the essential Victorian potted palm(handmade) and the "crystal" door knob.

I painted the underside of the porch blue.
The concrete chimney I carved.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Miniature Graceland House

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I've finished Graceland! Think Elvis would have liked his house as a miniature?   This mini Graceland is made of a cardboard base and finished with concrete carved into stones.
The columns are also concrete. I made them by first rolling cardboard into shape. adding little pieces at the top to make the acanthus leaf detail. Then covered all of them with my concrete mix.

The back is white just like the real house.

The little globe light was a challenge! I had to make it with papier machee that I covered with plaster and painted. 
I added the little green security door, but I left out all the other security screens. It would have looked much too distracting.

Here's a look at how I make my windows... careful the glue is still wet!

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