April 10, 2013

little teaser

Hi there! For now I want to show you the setting where I'm going to present my laptop to you, as a little teaser, hence the title :).




Just a simple corner (that will get flooring and paint on the baseboard of course), a notice-board I made a few years ago and the desk that I started with a while ago and this is about how far I got (well, there's also the casing for 2 drawers, but that's still in pieces and therefore not attachable yet). It also needs painting and stuff and a top obviously, but I like it so far.


The postagebox is just a little something I made a few months ago using Maria's template (thank you Maria!) to trace the shape on brown paper and liked putting in the picture. The label on it is a scaled version of one of my own boxes and the 'tape' is printed decalsheet. I like how it's wrinkled (mostly on bottom and not visible) and not very neat like tape mostly is applied, which wasn't even easy.. while in real life it's hard to get it flat, in our 1:12 world things sometimes seem backwards don't they? But that's also what gives it it's charm doesn't it? Except when struggling with it, then it's just plain annoying, haha!

28 comments:

  1. It's looking interesting! Thanks for the link to the template, will check that out.

    I love the colours on the wall, and the patina. It's very intriguing. Did you paint it or is it paper?

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    1. Hi Norma! I love that wall and the colours too, it's just a print out of a small picture I once found on the internet and had to blow up for it to fit on an A4-sheet, so it's a bit pixellated, but not noticable in this photo luckily ;) I had it in a drawer for I don't know how long and wanted to used it and although the quality is too bad for a real room, it's perfect for a little showcorner like this.

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    2. If you really really want to use this as A4 and get a good quality image what you can try is to scan the little one at a high resolution - perhaps 1200 - and try printing that. Depending on the scanner settings the colours may change slightly but I have to say that if this was mine I'd try that for sure - I just loooooove it!! (You might want to reprint the little one again on good quality paper first to get the best possible quality to scan for enlargement).

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    3. Thank you for that great tip Norma! I usually take a picture - when it's too small for what I need it for - and have it printed it's normal size or have photographs made of it (when in need of more photo's) and then photograph the good quality so I can print it the right size., recently did that with a picture I want on canvas over my dining table but was way too small. With the picture made of the normal/good quality picture I can have it any size I like!
      Somehow I didn't think of that with this, so thanks for reminding me. But it's also just this piece and the scene (desk, notice-board, laptop etc) will end up in the Oldtique Store's storage/administrativespace in the back and I need a wide wall there, where this is not possible anyway. Although.. maybe as a part wall, it's going to be a bit of everything space anyway, old building, used to be different sections, different floors, walls etc. All efforts just went into making the store looks nice, that's a bit the idea, since that's how things often are. So maybe I will use it after all (if I can find the picture on my harddisc ;), because I agree with you 100%, I loooove it too :) !!

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    4. Yep, a 'pic of a pic' is another solution in this situation. One of these days I'm going to have a play around and see if I can get a similar look with layers of paint, first challenge will be to recreate that amazing blue. I've Pinned it to the 'inspiration' board for a French bookshop and apartment I'm planning after I finish the current project - which hopefully will be some time this century ;) http://pinterest.com/makeminemini/inspiration-for-m-culat-s-place/ There's another Pin there with similar blues http://pinterest.com/pin/225672631297364172/ but I especially like yours because of the brown tones it in as well.

      I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this project evolve.

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    5. I think it's great how crazy you are about my wall :) I'm curious to your efforts of replicating it, I'll be sure to follow it. Ah, just see that I have to wait for that, but I plan to hang around this century ;) That's an amazing inspirationboard you have there, as you will know soon, I'm following that board now. And I put your blog on my sidebar so I don't forget to check it out, so many of you out there I can't keep up ;) I hope your blogger/computerproblems will pass soon, annoying not to be able to do what you want. Btw: I'll mail you the picture of my wall, I went looking for it and found it this afternoon. Then you have the whole thing as an example (instead of my stuff in the way) or you can use it by enlarging it. The colour might be a little different with you, our printer prints very yellow, so the colour is more exotic than it originally is I think.

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  2. Great scene! Everything looks extremely real!!!

    I discovered your blog few weeks ago and I couldn´t wait to link it on my blog, your work is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, your compliments make me really happy! And welcome at my blog, glad you found it and like it!

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  3. Hoi Monique!
    Blij weer wat van je te horen, maar ik weet t: creativiteit heeft tijd nodig......:S ;)
    ik vind de muur zoals -ie nu is ook mooi, zou zeggen: niks meer an doen.
    Ben heel benieuwd wat je ons gaat laten zien!
    Groetjes,
    Gee

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    1. Hai Gee, de muur is gaaf he? Maar enkel als aankleding van dit hoekje hoor, want het is slechte kwaliteit print (ik moest het nogal kleine plaatje met deze achtergrond dat ik ooit vond op internet vergroten waardoor je de pixels in het echt nogal ziet, gelukkig niet op de foto). Maar ik vind het zo'n geweldige print dat ik het moest gebruiken :) en voor het laten zien van iets is het prima. Maar uiteindelijk komen het bureau, het prikbord, de laptop etc. in de ruimte achter de Oldtique Store te staan en wat voor muur ik daarvoor ga maken weet ik nog niet, maar zover is het ook nog lang niet, dus tiet zat om daarover na te denken ;)

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  4. Dag Monique. Ik volg je blog al enige tijd in stilte. Je maakt echt prachtige dingen; erg inspirerend om te zien. Ik denk dat ik nog veel van jouw blog en tutorials kan leren!

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    1. Hai Liduina, wat leuk dat je me volgt en een berichtje achterlaat (voel je niet verplicht dat te doen hoor, ik koester en waardeer mijn stille volgers evenveel als zij die iets plaatsen). Dank je wel voor je complimenten, doet me erg goed en een beetje blozen ;)

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  5. Hello Monique,
    You leave me wanting more! THe corner looks lovely. The desk is great and the board is just right. I cannot wait to see your next post. Keep up the amazing work,
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac,
      Ha, then the teaser worked! I honestly wasn't sure it was interesting enough to post, but wanted to show something. Glad you like it, it's always so nice to read your comments. And because I love your hugs, here's one back for you for a change, bye!

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  6. Hoi Monique, leuk dat je mijn blog nu ook gaat volgen en dat hebt ingetekend op mijn give-away. Je bent van harte welkom! En mocht je een schilderijtje mislopen bij de trekking,dan kunnen we ook altijd nog samen een "swap' houden:D

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    1. Je werk ziet er geweldig uit voor zover ik kon zien, dus ik volg je met plezier! Ik ben blij dat je een berichtje achter liet, zodat ik je ging bekijken. Ik probeer dat eens in de zoveel tijd te doen bij iedereen die me volgt, maar loop nogal achter daarmee ;).

      Ehhh... je hebt hier te maken met iemand die nogal veel termen en gewoontes weleens heeft voorbij zien komen, maar geen idee heeft wat het inhoudt: wat is een swap? Ik heb er altijd van gemaakt dat het een soort uitwisseling is? Een ruiling, jij dit van mij, ik dat van jou? Zoiets? Oh ja, Google Translate even op losgelaten en idd, dat is 't. Dat lijkt me prima plan!

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  7. a veces uno planea las cosas y las cosas se empeñan en ir por otro sitio, pero al final llegamos ,ese rinconcito se ve genial

    besitos

    Mari

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    1. tienes toda la razón Mari, y gracias, yo también soy muy feliz!

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  8. I soooo want to know what is inside that parcel =0D
    I love the background paper and they way you've photographed the scene. Looks very mysterious

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    1. Thanks a lot Pepper! Ha, I like that it looks mysterious to you, I love mysterious :) That parcel.. well, it's something vèry special. And fragile of course. Mm... to tell or not to tell, that's the question.

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  9. What a promising picture, indeed a little teaser :)
    I noticed a flyer of the Art Fair on the message board, so i suspect that the box (handle with care!) contained some sort off art treasure :)))))))

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    1. Hi Debora, thank you! You might be close with your suggestion and association for that Art Fair. But maybe that was an old flyer, from the year before and the package hasn't got anything to do with that, but something to do with.... :D Maybe I should have a little contest about it's contents some day

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  10. Love the desk, it looks like metal...is it?

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    1. Thanks! Yes it is metal, but maybe not in the way you think: it's metalfoil (that ís metal right?). I wanted to make it from metal metal, but that appered to be no option, so this is my alternative: thick metal foil around wood (the casing and drawers: around polystyrene sheet). The desk is a copy of a '50's Gispen typist desk I found a picture of when looking for an industrial type desk and I liked this model. I will airbrush it with a greenishgrey to achieve a more realistic look.

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  11. Looks fantastic!! I love the tabele!
    Fantasic work!
    Greetings
    Melanie

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    1. thank you so much Melanie, great to hear from you!

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