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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MINIATURE GLASS DISPLAY CASES – Streets of Paris Event

I’m kicking off the Streets of Paris Event with a tutorial that demonstrates easy ways to create unique and elegant miniature glass display cases. You'll see these display cases again in future shop tutorials.
With just a few supplies such as microscope slides rondelles, beads, and filigree, you can create beautiful display cases.   
A chipboard box, microscope slides, and a few other elements combine to make lovely display cabinets.  Using a chipboard box, some hardware and picture frame glass it's easy to assemble a single or double tiered floor display case.
If you’re not into making furniture, no worries as I’ll demonstrate how to jazz up three pre-made cases currently carried by AlphaStamps.
By looking at the contents of the cases, you'll get an idea of some of the miniatures goodies I'll be covering in future tutorials.  The next tutorial in the series I'll demonstrate how to make the yummy sweets you see below.  I have some tricks up my sleeve for making simple chocolates and pastry.  Also, I'll show you how to make polymer clay treats plus introduce you to several cool tools to make the process easy.

VIDEO TUTORIAL



CHOCOLATIER TRANSPARENCY SIGNS FOR SLOPED CASE
Feel free to download and use these images in your project.  I've included both a regular and reversed version (per my suggestion in the video tutorial).


SUPPLY LISTS
As I mentioned in the video, I used many of the same products for each of the cases.  To make it easy, I’ve broken down the list for each display case.  The best way to see the entire supply list is to click on the link below.






Simple Pastry Stand
Glass Microscope Slides - 2
Small Metal Box Feet – Tree Bark 
Antique Gold Roped-Edged Rondelles -4
Lrg Hole Plastic Corrugated Rondelle - 2
Raw Brass Box Feet - Cones - 2








Fancy Pastry Stand
Glass Microscope Slides - 4
42x30mm Antique Gold Diamond Filigree - 2
Sparrow Compass Brass Link – 4
                   or
Antique Square Open Fleur Filigree - 4
Raw Brass Box Feet - Cones - 2
6mm Round Corrugated Metal Beads – 6
Antique Gold Roped-Edged Rondelles – 2
Large Hole Plastic Corrugated Rondelle - 6







Long Glass Case
Glass Microscope Slides - 6
Set of Tall Cabriole Table Legs – 2 Sets
Mini Rustic Door Handles - 2
Smoke Grey Suede Paper











Short Glass Case
Glass Microscope Slides - 2
Antique Silver Swirl Cone Bead Caps
Mini Rustic Door Handles - 1
Smoke Grey Suede Paper











Upright Glass Case
Store Cabinet Base
Thin Ornate Filigree - 2
Slender Cabriole Table Legs – Set of 4
Romantique 6x6 Paper Pad
Large Silver Plated Brass Suitcase Handles
12 x 12 Clear Plastic for Windows
Small Square Brass Hinges - 2
Silicone Mold – Architectural Flourishes








Single Tier Glass Case
Antique Gold Roped-Edged Rondelles – 8
Lrg Hole Plastic Corrugated Rondelle – 8
Raw Brass Box Feet - Rounded - 4
Romantique 6x6 Paper Pad
Store Cabinet Base
Mini Floral Dresden Borders - Antique Gold
Art Décor Silicone Mold - Renaissance







Double Tier Glass Case
Antique Gold Roped-Edged Rondelles – 8
Lrg Hole Plastic Corrugated Rondelle - 12
6mm Round Corrugated Metal Beads – 4
Raw Brass Box Feet - Rounded - 4
Romantique 6x6 Paper Pad
Ornate Brass Box Feet
Store Cabinet Base













LONG PRE-MADE CASE
Long Store Display Case - White
Tiny Dot Dresden Borders – Black
Silicone Mold – French Flourishes






White Store Display Case - Angled Sides














Small White Store Display Case





Sunday, February 25, 2018

STREETS OF PARIS SHOPS

This series of projects involve the construction of various shops you might find in Paris.
   
In a series of video tutorials share every detail construction and assembly detail with you much fun as I’ve been having.  In addition to the shops themselves, I cover all kinds of other details such as making display cases and accessories like polymer clay sweets and foods, miniature shoes, purses, dresses, and perfume bottles.

I've also created many new collage sheets and digital image sets for this project plus free images for you to download,  you'll find the details in each of the shop blog posts down below.


(Apothecary Antiseptics Diagnostics Prescriptions Pharmacy)




MINIATURE PURSES, SHOES, PERFUME BOTTLES, COSMETICS & JEWELRY
The third tutorial, MINIATURE Purses, Shoes, Perfume Bottles, Cosmetics & Jewelry is now available.  Click here for details.
BUILDING STRUCTURE TO HOUSE THE SHOPS
The fourth tutorial covering how to build the structure that will house all of the shops.  Each shop will be covered in a separate video.
The fifth tutorial covering putting together the chocolate shop.
The sixth tutorial covering putting together the cafe.
The seventh tutorial covering putting together the flower shop.

Mason de la Mode
The eight tutorial covering putting three rooms and a bay window for a house of fashion.






Libairie Ancienne & Moderne
The ninth tutorial covering a bay window for a bookstore.


Street Painter - Peddler's Cart
The tenth tutorial covering a mini outdoor scene of a street painter located in front of the shops.

ELEVATOR

The eleventh tutorial covering adding an elevator to the center of the shops.
Apothecary Antiseptiques Diagnostic Prescriptions Pharmacy

The twelfth tutorial covering the bay window for an apothecary.