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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

NOTICE: AlphaStamps has moved to a new website. Unfortunately, I was not aware the product links in my blog posts would not forward to the products on the new website. This has affected both the links in the posts and my Collage Sheet & Digital Image Set Catalogs. I ask for your patience while I work to fix the links. I’ll be fixing the newest posts first working back in time. Lastly, I’ll fix the catalogs. In the meantime, if you encounter broken links and need to finding something you can either use the name of the product to search the new AlphaStamps.net site or you can email me using the “Email Me” button at the top of the left column of the blog and I will do what I can to help. 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





5 comments:

johala said...

Hi Laura
I'm waiting for the final result! I'm sure it will be fantastic !!!
Kisses

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely amazing!!! How do you do it??my fingers are not that nimble- that is for sure!
Jackie xo

Sheila said...

Gorgeous!

Roxanne Pafundi said...

oh I Love this idea....I have saved some small open front boxes for this very idea.....I have several small dress forms and also hat and hat box dies...lots of items to put in lil' French shops and now will have the perfect inspiration to get it started! Thanks Laura for all you do and share! :)

Betsy Skagen said...

Beautiful work as always Laura. You remain one of my all time favorite inspirations.