maandag 6 april 2015

An empty room(box)...

These last few weeks I have been working on a small project.
I've read the article of Ray&Scott about this little roombox and the way of painting it so that it resembles wooden paneling something I really wanted to try myself. I never thought that the cardboard would look like wood but with the trimming around it it turns into "reall wood paneling".  


It was a fun project to make between the windows for my canalhouse.
And a nice new technique that also can be useful for the (future)librabry in my canalhouse.




Ray& Scott I hope it get's your approval!

But now the only problem is to deside what to put in this small roombox.
So visiting the Kensington and Rheda show will be even more fun I guess ;)

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  1. Hard to believe that is cardboard. It looks amazing. It is certainly a fabulous material for the miniaturist and can be made to look like many things with the right techniques.

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    1. Thank you, it is indeed a wonderfull material to work with I even made some antique tiles with it in the past.

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  2. Looks great! Keep up the good work.

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    1. Hey Troy thanks glad to see you like it.

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  3. Fantastic job Jeffry! Love it. Maybe you can slide the roombox into your house and just use it as a room.

    Good excuse for some more shopping ;-)

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    1. Thank you Josje, unfortunatly I can't slide it into my house but that's okay.
      Yes always nice to have an excuse for some shopping ;-)

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  4. Hello Jeffrey,
    Great work. The roombox looks great, just like the article, and you did a fantastic job with the wood grain.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac I know you've used the technique yourself so thank you! When I found the right brushes it was an easy task.

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  5. Absolutely lovely, Jeff. That little room could be anything.....I'm sure your Kensington visit will leave you with tonnes of ideas! I have tried to track down that tutorial from Ray and Scott with no luck, could you tell me where you found it, please. I think it would be so beneficial for lots of miniaturists.
    Thank you and all the best
    Vivian

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    1. Hi Vivian glad to see you like it as well! My eye has already fallen on some chairs, so hopefully I will find them at the show. I had to look it up the tutorial is from: Miniature Collector Magazine June, July and August from 2006.
      I believe you can still order these copies from the publisher.

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  6. Great work! Cardboard? I thought " beautiful wood"

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    1. Well that was the idea Fabiola, glad to see it worked! And thank you

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  7. looks like real woodwork, indeed. Good job, Jeffrey! Have fun at the Kensington and Rheda shows!
    hugs,
    Gee

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    1. Hi Gee when adding the trimming the look completly changed into wood a fun and exciting moment after all the time/work.
      Thank you and yes I will absolutly have fun at the shows.

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  10. Tiene un aspecto,elegante,señorial,me encanta!!!
    Besos.

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    1. Hola Pilar, gracias es poco hecho convertirse en una pequeña habitación señorial ;-)

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  11. Très beau travail, cela ressemble vraiment à du bois. Où peut ton lire l'article de Ray & Scott?

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    1. Merci Jean-Claude ce est particulièrement le cas avec quelques coups de pinceau se transforme soudain en bois. l'article est du magazine collecteur miniature Juin, Juillet et Août 2006

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    1. Isabelle, merci pour la réponse enthousiaste!

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  13. Fantastic, Beautiful beyond words.

    Jenn

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    1. Hi Jenn thank you so much!
      Hopefully I can furnish it a bit in May after I visited the shows and will definitly share it here.

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  14. Your roombox is Gorgeous! I would never believe it was anything but real wood!!! I love the dark and old feeling of the room! I look forward to seeing what you add next!

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    1. Glad to see you like it. By the way the floor is made from real wood! Yes the feeling of the, small, room is just right. To me it feels like a warm and cozy room even when it's still empty.
      I will keep you updated.

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  15. Het ziet er echt prachtig uit! Niet te zien dat het karton is.

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    1. Hoi Margriet, dank voor je compliment!
      Het was een leuke test om te kijken of het echt werkt die verftechnieken.

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  16. What a great 'little' project!
    it's amazing to see what you can simulate, fooling everybody that sees it. And this is just a perfect example!! Lovely job Jeffry. Have fun hunting for it at KDF & Rheda, Only one more week...

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  17. Hi Debora,
    Yes it was a fun project, tiny enough to fit on a shelf.
    There are a lot of painting technics that might be usefull for miniatures as well. Glad you like it since it's not real wood! I'm sure I will have fun visiting these shows in the upcoming weeks.

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