I'm pretty eager to finish and show you my mini laptop, but I - and you - in case you're curious about it that is - will have to be patient since I can do even less than usual due to quite a health relapse. I also had to wait a while for new lights - after blowing up the ones I had( just placed in the 'base' of the laptopscreen) during testing, oops...! - before I can go on. But now I'm stuck for another reason ;) Wonder why all the fuss and difficulties for a minilaptop? You'll see and understand, soon I hope!
for now I can show you a little something I was able to do in the meantime. A few 'antique' cups and saucers that will go in the window of my Oldtique Store one day - the day that Store's actually realised for example ;). They were plain white plastic cups & saucers as you can see in the last picture, from Crysnbon (or is it Crynsbon? They make great ministuff, but what's with that name? ;) ) and another kind with a simpler design. I added decals to them I printed with scaled and edited images from teacups & saucers my mother has.
I finished it all with a touch of goldleaf (&varnish), and it's that 'touch' I was after that I didn't quite get right over and over and generated some less sophisticated expressions I'm afraid... I think it makes them look so completely different - the decoration obviously, my unladylike behaviour had nothing to do with that :) Not something I would have in my home, either 1:1 or 1:12, but that's why I love making the Oldtique Store, a great mix between mini things I do like to make/have in antique-ie stuff and the contemporary/modern (like a laptop ;) in the back) as well, since it's going to be a today's store.
|of course with their own logo's on the bottom of each cup and saucer to complete them. The plant is a twig of buxus I preserved about half a year ago (!) by simply drying upside down and becaus buxus is a strong kind of plant this worked fortunately - although it's very dry and fragile, but makes sense being dried an'all :) - opposed to my efforts in 2011 with weeds. Which looked great for days, but turned very ugly within weeks. The buxusleaves did curl and colored a bit, but I gently adjusted the leaves a bit and the slight discoloration here and there only gives the whole a more natural look.|