Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
As sometimes happens, I've been so focused on working that i neglected to stop and take pictures. Here's one of the things I just finished:
Toy kitchens have been made at least as long as dollhouses. Many were made in Germany, hence the name "Nuremberg Kitchen." This one is an 18th Century version. I love making these, because it gives me a chance to make lots of little detail parts. The hutch and settle are my own castings; the table and chair are scratch built. The accessories are mostly modified cast metal. I make the plates by coating paper with about 3 coats of acrylic gloss medium, punching them out with a 1/8" hole punch, and making an indentation in the center with a very small nail set to give them some dimension. For more elegant settings, I often paint the rims gold.
Posted by Nell Corkin at 8:57 AM
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