You know I couldn't stay still for long! I had this itching to make fireplaces. Apart from front doors, I have this unexplainable excitement when it comes to mantles and decorating them. I've made 2 so far.
Both are very shabby chic. With very soft colors.
I made these little cakes with paper clay as a base and then used a light weight joint compound as whipped topping. The hardest part was making the tiny bunting!
I made the fireplaces with left over wood. A simple yet elegant design. Narrow and tall like any good Victorian fireplace mantle. I did an aged paint finish by layering paint.
I also made paintings for above the mantles. I wanted a complete little diorama. This is a pink cupcake with a rose on top. I love adding the shadow to these cupcakes. They are very easy to paint. The trick is not to clean your brush between colors. It makes it look like a real oil painting.
The other fireplace has a rose and trellis painting. The trick to roses is not to mess with them too much. I load my brush with pink and cream and swash it around a bit until I see some petals and a form developing. I then add a darker center and done!