Mientras leía el libro, se fue fraguando en mi mente la imagen de una librería de viejo, y empecé a trabajar en esta nueva escena que lleva por nombre “Los libros de Alicia”
I have recently read "Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandand" and " Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice Found There", an edition of the books of Lewis Carrol, full of logical and linguistic explanations of Manuel Garrido, translated by Ramón Buckley. Sometimes a bit arduous and difficult, but always very interesting.
While I was reading the book, the image of a second hand bookshop was being forged in my mind, and I started working on this new scene wich is called "Alice's books"
Con unas flores troqueladas hice algunos adornos, coloqué unas barandas con alambre de aluminio y pinté de rojo.
To make this scene, first I made the form of the store with foam board, and then I covered it with balsa wood, I also added some punched flowers like ornaments, and wire aluminum railings.
I decided to add a window in a rounded corner in order to improve the façade. I used balsa wood of 2 millimeters thick, I wet it on both sides and tied to a cylindrical tin to let it dry keeping that form.
Then, I cut the window space and placed inside curved structures with foam board to give it firmness.
For the underneath, I used a couple of charms of Alice in Wonderland, one flat and the other gently curved.
Con cera dorada realcé algunos perfiles.
I painted all red again and when it dried I sanded some areas and applied wax and eye shadows to make patinas.
With golden wax I enhance the edges.
To make the stone wall on the left, I cut with the fingers irregular pieces of egg carton, I glued on the wall and added putty with my fingers.
Then, I painted it with a sponge and added Alkil (transparent plastic varnish) to protect the surface and talcum powder to remove the shine.
For the floor I cut some large cardboard rectangles and placed them slightly apart. I covered with a couple of coats of gesso, acrylic black paint, Alkil and again talcum powder.
The wall of the front of the store has outside bricks, and inside, a photograph with interesting colors to combine each other , this photograph gives also more interest to the composition than if we paint a solid color.
The shop sign, is drawn with transfer lettering and a golden marker.
I made a lattice for the big shop window to place two small shelves made with popsicle sticks where stuck some books. I finished installing the window.
I placed the lights, two hidden inside the shop and one outside. This one is realized with a carousel little charm, in which I placed a transparent acetate painted with stained glass paintings.
Estas están hechas con masilla tapagrietas sobre un cartón, pintadas de negro y gris.
Volví a pintar las zonas del tejado que quedaron blancas, apliqué dos generosas manos de Alkil y después polvos de talco para matar el brillo.
To make the small roof where the switch is hidden I did the structure with thick watercolor paper. And I glued the tiles. These are made of plastic putty on cardboard, painted black and gray.
I painted again the areas of the roof in white, and I applied two generous layer of Alkil and talcum powder.
I finished adding up the outer details: a special planter...
Did you like it?
Esta escena, apareció el mes pasado en la revista "Miniaturas", el nº 192. Me gustaría agradecer a Madelva Fernandez de Rojas, directora de dicha revista,el apoyo que me presta y la posibilidad que me brinda de compartir mi trabajo al lado de grandes miniaturistas.
This scene apeared the last month in the magazine "Miniaturas". I want to thank Madelva Fernandez de Rojas, director of this magazine, her support offering me the opportunity to share my work close to great miniaturists.
Un fuerte abrazo.
Thank you all for your support and your time.
A big hug.