zaterdag 9 juni 2012

A posh photobox

Whenever I want to take pictures of my miniatures I use these two boxes: one with wallpaper and a simple wooden pattern on the floor and one with a garden theme. They are easy in use because I can take the anywhere I want to catch the best natural light and using the boxes enabled me to arrange the miniatures in little scenes...

A few days ago I was in the garden with the boxes to take photographs and then it suddenly hit me...I wanted something different, something prettier, something shabby chic; a new photobox!

So out came the wood, the cardboard, the paint, the tools and I couldn't wait to bring the idea to life. Why not make a miniature shop as photobox?

A shop needs a huge window to display the merchandise so I used all kinds of leftover wooden bits and pieces to create one.

A shop with a vintage French look was the idea that stuck in my mind. I decided to decorate the front of the shop with cardboard.

As primer I used Gesso

I decided on egg-white paint with a drop of medium taupe for the wall, I didn't mix the paints thoroughly because I wanted different shades on the wall.

I chose softblue and egg-white paint for the window and door. For the door and window I used grey paint as undercoat.

And this is the result after the paintjob: the front of the shop with the window and door and two side walls.

After attaching the walls to the base I painted the outside floor grey.

I found used sandpaper that was perfect for floor tiles so I cut the sandpaper in little squares and glued those on the outside floor.

As finishing touch I used green flower soft  as grass peeping through the tiles.

Because I was going to use this project as a photobox I didn't want a roof on it. Instead I cut out a strip of cardboard and found some cheap thin wood I had lying around. I cut rectangles out of the wood and glued that on the cardboard. After drying I painted the rooftiles grey and glued the cardboard on top of the walls.

I made a decal with the name of the shop and pasted that above the front door.

And here it new photobox!

The whole project only took 3 days and I'm so pleased with the result. I can't wait to fill it up and start making pictures again.
Have a great day!

13 opmerkingen:

  1. This looks fantastic! My Cupcake Cottage is almost a diorama photo box, because it is still not completely put together! ;-) Seriously, though, I plan to make one for real. I love the flexibility a diorama box provides. Thanks for the inspiration! Jennifer

  2. Oh wow, you did a great job! This is going to be a wonderful background for your pictures and I´m sure that you will have a whole lot of fun playing around with minis when decorating it :-)
    Hugs, Sandra

  3. Wat een mooi eindresultaat. Leuk dat je stap voor stap laat zien hoe je het hebt gebouwd. Fijn weekend en groetjes,


  4. A brilliant idea and wonderful implementation.
    Hugs, Drora

  5. Nice idea! I like this shop and colors. I'm curious to see more.
    Bye Faby

  6. I love this - it turned out beautifully! It will make a wonderful backdrop for your scenes.

  7. Great idea, I always photograph my minis on my desk with my mess around it. You've inspired me to try to build a light box also. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Una gran idea, seguro que las escenas quedaran genial.
    besitos ascension

  9. Fantastic idea. It is beautiful.
    Hugs Maria

  10. This is beautiful! What a clever idea, and I just love the colours and so on.

    Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for posting it on your sidebar :)

  11. très bonne idée pour la mise en scène des objets

  12. What an excellent idea! The result is astonishing.

  13. Están genial las escenas que hiciste para fotografiar las miniaturas.
    Y me gusta muchísimo tu nuevo trabajo !!
    Nunca se me hubiera ocurrido utilizar el papel de lija ,y te agradezco muchísimo la explicación porque te ha quedado precioso.
    Eres una artista Peggy!!

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