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Saturday, June 25, 2022

ANTIQUE SHOP STRUCTURE & DECORATIVE ITEMS - VIDEO TUTORIAL - NEW IMAGE SETS

This post is the 3rd and final in a series covering the construction of an antique shop, the outdoor lighting, and the remaining decor and antiques. The inspiration for the Antique Shop came from the Octagon Room box (pictured below), which I have been itching to use. 

I wanted a shabby-looking façade and interior, and the Summertime in Blue papers were a perfect fit.

 

This project also allowed me to use the 5x4 window frame box, which is designed to accommodate lighting, and for this project, I used fairy lights in combination with the coach lights on each side of the door to create a lovely night scene. 

Inside, along with all of the other décor and vintage items I covered in the previous two posts, are antique paintings from my new collage sheet, wall clocks, and shelves with cute things such as a vase, dishes, and a tea set.




In addition to the new Miniature Antique Painting collage sheet, I've created three new Mini Picture Frame collage Sheets. 

I added beams to the structure, which allowed me to hang chandeliers and act as a ledge for more antiques. 

I decided the shop definitely needed a roof. You'll find a template, roof tiles, and capstones free for download further down at the post, and of course, I'll cover its construction in the video tutorial. The ceiling inside the roof is covered with more of the Summertime in Blue papers.


For the walls inside the shop, I use a combination of the Summertime in Blue papers and a plastering technique (which I cover in the tutorial). The plaster technique is a great way to hide the wiring for the lights outside the shop. The batteries and switches are hidden within the sideboard, which is open in the back.

Below you will find a video tutorial, information on the new collage sheets, a detailed supply list, and then a link to a master supply list of all of the products from AlphaStamps for this project. I've also included a free downloadable roof template, collage sheets with the roof tiles and cap shingles, a template for the front door trim and panels, and the shop sign.

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS

Miniature Antique Paintings

This sheet contains x paintings with various subjects. The sizes range from 1.75” x 2 .75 to 1.25” x 1.25.  These images work well with 1:12-sized projects and small artwork.

This sheet contains 21 unique miniature picture frames. The frames are approximately 2" x 2" and  2" x 1.6". These images work well with 1:12-sized projects and small artwork.

Mini Picture Frames #2 Collage Sheet

This sheet contains 22 unique miniature picture frames. The frames range from approximately 2" x 2" to  2" x 1.6". These images work well with 1:12-sized projects and small artwork. 

Mini Picture Frames #3

This sheet contains 21 unique miniature picture frames. The frames range from approximately 2" x 2" and  2" x 1.6". These images work well with 1:12-sized projects and small artwork.


VIDEO TUTORIAL - ANTIQUE SHOP

FREE  DOWNLOADABLE ROOF & AWNING TEMPLATE 

To download, click on the image below.


FREE  DOWNLOADABLE ROOF TILES, CAP SINGLES & ANTIQUE SHOP SIGN

To download, click on the image below.





Click here to jump to the complete supply list of all products carried by AlphaStamps.

DETAIL SUPPLY LIST

COLLAGE SHEETS /PAPER

Summertime in Blue Scrapbook Paper Pack

Miniature Antique Paintings

Mini Picture Frames #1 Collage Sheet

Mini Picture Frames #2 Collage Sheet

Mini Picture Frames #3

Miniature Antique Book Covers Collage Sheet

Vintage Maps Collage Sheet

Clock Faces Collage Sheet

Mini Hardware Collage Sheet or Hardware Set Download

Stained Glass Windows Collage Sheet or Stained Glass Digital Set Download

STRUCTURE/FAÇADE/INTERIOR

Octagon Room Box

1" Scale Doors - Set of 2

5x4 Window Frame Box

Fancy Metal Sign Hangars – for sign

Variegated Green Vines

Teardrop  Fancy MetalDoorknob

Kraft-Tex Paper – Vintage Sampler Set

Fancy Round Gothic Window

Triangular White Shelf Brackets

Window Pediment - Yorktown

CLOCKS

Sunburst Bronze Filigree

Brass Shell Corners

Fancy Raw Brass Fluted Dangle

Raw Brass Leaf Bails

Wall Pendulum Clock

DECORATIVE ITEMS

Round Basket Set

Miniature White Vase

White Dishes & Silverware Place Setting

Round White Serving Dish

3- Piece Tea Set

Mini Eagle Statue

Tiny Gold Line Stripe Tape

12mm Flat Fancy Bead Cap

Black Ornate Leaf Dresden Scrolls

LIGHTS

3V Coin Battery Holder Terminal Block

Wall Sconce Victorian Coach Lamp – Each side of the door

Mini String of Fairy Lights – In windows

Sunday, June 19, 2022

MINIATURE FURNITURE FOR ANTIQUE SHOP - VIDEO TUTORIAL - NEW COLLAGE SHEETS

This is the second in a series of three posts focused on building an antique shop.  This second post focuses on the shop's furnishings and the decor displayed on and in the furniture.  

Making the furniture was made easier by using unfinished furniture & die-cut chipboard kits, which I used to make a bookcase, desk, sideboard, Victorian table, and more.

Each piece of furniture is loaded with all kinds of vintage bits and bobs, too many to mention.

I can't say enough about the Kraft-Tex paper.  It has more of a fabric feel (you can sew it) than paper, and it is perfect for a faux leather look.  I demonstrate additional techniques in the video to make it look even more realistic.  

One of the cutest items is the desktop bookstand pictured below which is made from a kit and has an AlphaStamps collage sheet with various decorative designs from which to choose.



Below you will find a video tutorial, information on the new collage sheets, a detailed supply list, and then a link to a master supply list of all of the products from AlphaStamps for this project.

I've also included a downloadable template and instructions to make the column I used to display the David bust.

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS

Miniature Antique Book Covers Collage Sheet

This sheet contains 60 unique antique book images.  30 of the images are approximately 1.5" x 1", and 30 of the images are approximately 1.25" x .75".  These images work well with 1:12 or 1:24 projects.

Miniature Plate Patterns Collage Sheet

This sheet contains 39 unique plate patterns in various sizes.  There are 36 different round plate sizes; 1", ¾", 3/8",  5/16", and .3/16".  There are 3 different oval plates approximately 7/8" x 3/16".  The images are sized to fit miniature plates.

Miniature Plate Settings #1 Collage Sheet

This sheet contains 9 unique plate patterns with enough of each for a pattern for 4 sets of dishes.  For each pattern, there are 5 sizes; 1", ¾", 3/8",  5/16", and 3/16".  The images are sized to fit miniature plates.

Miniature Plate Settings #2 Collage Sheet

This sheet contains 9 unique plate patterns with enough of each for a pattern for 4 sets of dishes.  For each pattern, there are 5 sizes; 1", ¾", 3/8",  5/16", and 3/16".  The images are sized to fit miniature plates.

Vintage Decorative Panels Collage Sheet

This sheet contains 13 unique vintage decorative panels and two trim pieces.  These images work well to decorate walls and furniture for miniature projects.

FREE (for a limited time) with Purchase from AlphaStamps

Check the Alpha Stamps site Sunday morning for a Miniature Plate Patterns Collage Sheet, FREE with all orders placed Sunday through Tuesday (ends June 21, 2022).

Miniature Plate Patterns Sample Collage Sheet 

This sheet contains 8 unique plate patterns of various sizes.  There are 5 different plate sizes; 1", ¾", 3/8",  5/16", and 3/16".  The images are sized to fit miniature plates. 


VIDEO TUTORIAL - FURNITURE

VIDEO TUTORIAL - FAUX MARBLE TECHNIQUE




FREE  DOWNLOADABLE COLUMN TEMPLATE WITH INSTRUCTIONS

To download, click on the image below.




Click here to jump to the complete supply list of all of the lights at AlphaStamps.

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS

Miniature Antique Book Covers Collage Sheet 

Miniature Plate Patterns Collage Sheet

Miniature Plate Settings #1 Collage Sheet

Miniature Plate Settings #2 Collage Sheet

Vintage Decorative Panels Collage Sheet

VICTORIAN TABLE

Victorian Table Kit – Black

Wide Brass Filigree Header

DESK

Unfinished 3-Drawer Table

Antique Brass Oval Drop Handle

Mini Brass Cabinet Pulls – Set of 2

Silicone Mold – Architectural Flourishes

SIDEBOARD

Shop Counter

Mini Floral Dresden Borders – Antique Gold

Black Ornate Leaf Dresden Scrolls

SUITCASES

2 Inch Suitcase

2-3/8 Inch Suitcase

Mini Bronze Box L Corners

Mini Bronze Box Square Corners

Antiqued Mini Suitcase Lock

Francy Bronze Buckle - 3.5 mm

Kraft-Tex Paper – Vintage Sampler Set

STOOLS & LADDER

Unfinished Short Fern Stand

Unfinished Wood Fern Stand

Fancy Mini Footstool

Tall Wooden Ladder

DESKTOP BOOKSTAND

Desktop Book Stand 1:12

Square Library Drawer Pulls

Small Desktop Book Stand Half Sheet

BOOKCASE

1:12 Bookcase

DECORATIVE ITEMS DISPLAYED IN AND ON FURNITURE

Metal Urn or Trophy

Round White Serving Dish

Bronze 3D Chess Set Charms

Silver Filigree Basket

Symmetrical Bronze Flourish

Tiny Antique Bronze 3D Crowns

Tiny Gold Line Stripe Tape

Mini Jardiniere

White Plastic Mini Serving Dish Set

White Plastic Dinner Plates

Miniature Ivory Leafy Urn

Oval White Serving Tray

Metal Horse Statue

Venus Plaster Statue or Bust

David Plaster Statue or Bust

Mini Venus Statue

Bronze Binocular Charm

Telescope on Tripod

Miniature Vintage Camera

Spyglass Telescope

Mini Hurricane Lamp Pendant

Silver Tea Set on Tray

Bronze Candlesticks

Silver Cookie Sheet or Oven Tray

Saturday, June 11, 2022

MINIATURE LIGHTING - VIDEO TUTORIAL

I'm in the process of building an antique shop that, among other things, features lighting.  Along with the lighting for the shop, I've included some lights from older projects.  I thought it might be helpful to focus on just the lighting in the first video tutorial.  Over the next few weeks, I'll be covering other aspects of the antique shop.

The way I approach designing the lights is to break down the shapes that make up a light and then figure out what I can use that is that shape which leads me to some unusual materials.  For example, I needed something that looked like a domed glass shade; how about a couple of plastic bowls flipped over and glued together, or a bird bath becomes a lamp base.

I used die-cut paper and chipboard to make some projects easier; others were more elaborate and constructed from various materials.  A few of the items I used are from my stash, but most are being carried by AlphaStamps

Below you will find a video tutorial, pictures of each light with a detailed supply list, and then a link to a master supply list of all of the products AlphaStamps is carrying to make these lights.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

CANDELABRA

CANDELABRA DETAILED SUPPLY LIST

Large Silver Candelabra
15mm Glass Bugle Beads (used 24)
Antique Gold Square Filigree – Painted Silver (used 4)

LANTERN

LANTERN DETAILED SUPPLY LIST
Small Square Lantern
Large Gold Filigree Bead Cap
Raw Brass Box Feet - Cones
9mm Antiqued Swirl Bead Cap

TABLE LAMPS

GOLD LAMP DETAIL SUPPLY LIST
Accordion Star Filigree Bead Cap
Raw Brass Box Feet - Cones
Raw Brass Box Feet - Round
¾ Inch Gold Star Base
3x5mm Teardrop Crystal Beads (Used 1)
15mm Glass Bugle Beads (Used  18)
White Dishes & Silverware Place Setting (used plate upside down for base)

PENDANT LIGHTS

CHANDELIERS

2mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads (Used all-in package)

Black Faux Wrought Iron Round Filigree – (Substitute for rings I used from my stash – can use one or two stacked)
Clear Mini Glass Globe – (Paint with alcohol inks to change color)

Click here to jump to the complete supply list of all of the lights at AlphaStamps.

GRAND CHANDELIER DANGLE PLACEMENT CHART