I really like all of those buildings restored with a care balance between old and new. Buildings where man can perceive a new air, without masking the passing of years. Places recreated as they were floating in the time, without being clear about the time they belong.
I like to think that it the same to my miniatures, It's difficult to know if they belong to the past or to the present.
This year I made a trip to Flanders, and I loved to enjoy its most iconic cities, with theirs historic centers full of shops and businesses of all kinds. That trip planted the seed of the scene I show you today: a tiny bakery perhaps in one of those restored buildings in the historic center of an European city.
I worked each MDF board separately to assembly them later. I made the wall surfaces with a template, wall putty and also acrilic varrnish.
I painted the walls using a sponge and reddish colours, trying to be realistic.
Esta masilla, se hace con madera, de modo que tiene un color y una textura terrosa que recuerda al revoque tradicional. Si os resulta muy clara, siempre se puede teñir con pintura muy diluida.
After that, I applied unevenly carpenter putty (this is a mixture of glue and sawdust) in the brick joints with a syringe. I also used a palette to create bigger areas os putty.
This putty is made of wood, so it has an earthy color and the texture reminds the traditional plaster. If you find it too clear, you can always dye it with very thin paint.
aquí y el suelo está forrado con listones de madera, pintado de blanco y lijado
Inside, I have also used this putty in one of the walls. The other wall is covered with a damask paper that you can find here , and the floor is covered with strips of wood, painted white and sanded.
After assambling the three boards, I spreaded putty outside on the corner to hide the joint. Inside, I placed the oak beams.
I made a ceiling lamp with wire, jewelry ornaments, LEDs, and three lampshades, also I used paper leafs for decorating. For hiding the wire, I wraped a white cotton fabric.
The roof is a wood structure where the lamp is fixed. The battery stays outside, so I made the tiles and two pieces of corrugated cardboard to hide it, simulating uralite and painted with acrylics.
The counter is made of 5 mm thick foam cardboard , lined outside with balsa wood and inside with paper, and some ornaments.
I also made a auxiliary piece of furniture to put the dishes, tablecloths, cutlery, etc. I made the structure by welding wire, and I added the boards made of polo sticks and the metallic baskets of wire mesh.
Finally, some details were added, like the pictures, ... a golden sculpture of a giraffe...
...three big glasses for sweets
...some sweets made of fimo and fimo canes and painted with glass paint
...the cash register...
... all the boxes and paper bags...
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