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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, June 13, 2018

CAFE du CHAT NOIR - The Black Cat Cafe - Streets of Paris Event


The Café du Chat Noir is now open and offers the finest in dining experiences.  
After a day of shopping, stop by the café, sit down, rest your feet and enjoy all the restaurant has to offer.  
On the corner, you’ll find a sandwich board with the daily specials.
Take a peek in the window to see the fine imported cheeses, wine, and premium seafood dishes.
This restaurant is a place where black cats are always welcome.  If you look closely, one of the regulars is sitting on a bar stool.
The café houses an extensive wine selection.
You can choose an umbrella covered table outside and enjoy the fine weather or step inside for more elegant dining.
Enjoy a tray of cheeses, sausage, crackers, and bread with a side of grapes and cherries.
Perhaps you would enjoy spaghetti and meatballs with a baguette and red wine.   
The café offers a selection of hand-tossed salads and sandwiches for more casual dining.
If it is sweets you are after, try the tea tray with delectables from the Chocolatier or an ice cream sundae.
Order a designer cocktail from the resident mixologist.

THE DETAILS
I don’t think I could have packed one more thing into this project.  I have so many ideas, tips and tricks to share with you that I’ve recorded three video tutorials.  The first video covers assembling the café and the non-food items.  The second and third cover the polymer clay food and drinks.

To go along with the project I’ve created two new collage sheets and a digital images set – details below.

 NEW COLLAGE SHEETS & DIGITAL IMAGE SET

THE BLACK CAT CAFE COLLAGE SHEET
This collage sheet includes images to decorate the inside and outside of a French café.  Included are posters, bottle labels, a menu and sandwich board.


This sheet contains two or more copies of miniature vintage wine, soda & liquor labels perfect for 1:12 scale miniatures.

BLACK CAT CAFE SHOP DOWNLOAD - DIGITAL IMAGE SET
This image set is packed with images to decorate the inside and outside of a café.  There are 56 images including the ones found on The Black Cat Café collage sheet.   Included are:
8 French Poster/Signs
Window Glass Sign (This fits the 2 column rectangular bay window)
French Menu Sandwich Board
19 Unique Wine & Champagne Labels
28 Unique Liquor & Beer Labels
17 Unique Soda & Other Drink Labels
7 Unique Cheese Labels
4 Sets of Different Styled Black & White Awnings
Black & White Umbrella Panels
2 Types of Napkins, 1 Placemat & Menu

AWNING STYLES & SIZES - The Black Cat Cafe Digital Set includes 5 styles of awning pictured below but in black & white.


VIDEO TUTORIALS
NOTE: Since I have covered building the main structure and making sweets in other videos, in these three tutorials I’m going to focus on putting the Cafe together and making the food.


THE BLACK CAT CAFE
In this first video tutorial, I cover architectural changes I made to customize the store, additional furnishings, lighting, bay windows, a wraparound sidewalk, signage and new image sets.

THE BLACK CAT CAFÉ POLYMER CLAY FOOD – 1 of 2
In the second video tutorial, I cover making bread, cheese & sausage out of polymer clay.

THE BLACK CAT CAFÉ POLYMER CLAY FOOD – 2 of 2
In the third video tutorial, I cover how to make spaghetti, salad, ham sandwiches, ice cream sundae, olives, cocktail onions, grapes, cherries, & drinks out of polymer clay and Glossy Accents & Alcohol Ink.

RELATED VIDEO TUTORIALS

FREE STAINED GLASS IMAGE
Feel free to download the stained glass image to use in your projects.


DETAIL SUPPLY LIST
COLLAGE SHEETS & PAPER
Barger Shoppe Razor Scrapbook Paper - Ceiling
Mottled Cream Heavy Paper
Chesterville Chester Scrapbook Paper
ARCHITECTURE
Rectangular Bay Window – 2 Columns
Rectangular Bronze Filigree – Medium – Window shelves
Baroque 3 – Medallion & Filigree Silicone Mold – Window Accents
¼ Inch Square Wooden Dowels – Ceiling Supports & Glass Rack
Chipboard Wrought Iron Flourishes Set - Sign
Large Gold Filigree Bead Cap – Window lighting
Folding Screen Fretwork Insert - Door
Miniature Antique Brass Door Pulls - Door
Pair of Fancy Mini Hinges w Pins - Door
Symmetrical Bronze Flourish – L-bracket for glasses shelves
Tim Holtz Adhesive Mirrored Sheets – Option for mirrored bar
TRELLIS
Variegated Green Vines
½ Inch Tall Wooden Flower Pots
Small Bright Pink Mulberry Blossoms
Small Pale Pink Mulberry Blossoms
Mini Fern Garland
Stained Glass Border – Trellis
FURNISHINGS
Wrought Iron Patio Table
Set of Stools – 1 Inch Scale
5 Inch French Doilies – Used on tables
Embossed Brass Trim – Ball & Leaf – Bar
Glass Microscope Slides – Wine rack & Shelves for glasses
Small Metal Box Feet – Wine Rack
Dazzles Gold Thin Lines Stickers – Wine Cabinet & Bay Window
Basswood Strips – 3/16 Inches Wide – Glass Rack
38mm Long Bronze Filigree – L-Brackets for Liquor Shelves
Rectangular Bronze Filigree – Large – Liquor Shelves
Plastic Serving Tray – Cheese platter
Round White Serving Dish – Used for Spaghetti
Mini Silverware – Set of 12 – Used for serving plates
BOTTLES
1:12 Champagne Bottle
1:12 Green Wine Bottle
Amber Resin Potions Bottle
Clear Resin Quart Bottle
Half Scale Red Wine Bottle
Mini Clear Resin Whiskey Bottle
Miniature Clear Wine Bottle
Large Clear Resin Potions Bottle
Miniature Gin Bottle
Miniature Tequila Bottle
Miniature Wine Bottles
Resin Olive Oil Bottle
Mini Glassware – Set of 17
1:12 Resin Brandy Bottle – Brown
1:12 Resin Brady Bottle - Red
DISHES
Miniature Silverware – Set of 20
Mini Silverware – Set of 12
Silverware with Red Handles – Set of 12
Mini Wine Glasses – Set of 2
Kitchen Glassware Set – 16 Pieces
Mixed Mini Glassware Set – 13 Pieces
Clear Mini Beer Mugs
Gold 3-Tier Cupcake Stand
Pewter Dollhouse Dishes – Used as chargers
Orange Color Mini Teapot Charm – Painted silver & red
White Plastic Salad Plates
White Plastic Dinner Plates
Set of 12 Bowls & Plates - White
Flat Miniature Bread Basket – Similar to what I used but prettier
FOOD & DRINK
Silicone Mold Rectangular Braid Bread Loaf
Silicone Mold – Set of Croissants
Silicone Mold – Large French Bread Loaf
Silicone Mold - Round Bread Loaf
Mini Silicone Mold – Large Bread Loaf
Mini Egg Custard or Flan
Mini Soda Pop Bottles in Create
Tiny Resin Cookie Cabochons – Used as crackers on the cheese tray
Miniature Ice Cubes – Used in glass of soda
Mini Silicone Mold – Biscuits & Bread
Polymer Clay Lime Cane
Polymer Clay Lemon Cane
Polymer Clay Orange Cane
Flat Round Wooden Beads – Glued 2 together, wrapped in tissue paper with label for cheese wheels
Twinklets Diamond Dust – Cocktail glass rim
Mini Aluminum Beer Cans
MISCELLANEOUS
3 Miniature Vases – On tables
Mini Rose Buds – Red - Vases
Tiny Paper Roses - Vases
Mini Fern Garland – Flower arrangement & lettuce on sandwich
Ceramic Black Cat Bead
Ceramic Lying Black Cat Bead

3 comments:

johala said...

Hello Laura
You madde a wonderful work! Congratulations!
Hugs and kisses

Beverly Sager said...

This is beyond amazing! Your attention to detail is mind-boggling!

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