I used a Houseworks three section unfinished bookcase I've had in my stash for some time now. I stained it and have started to fill it with books. I used a kit to make many books. I had purchased the book kit in 1992, yes 1992, while on a business trip to North Carolina. I visited the Gingerbread House of Miniatures and found a great kit, and I guess I was saving it just for this project.
While in Europe last year I collected several copies of Miniaturas magazine, and one of the magazines had a page of book cover printies which I am also using to make books for this case.
For the documents I printed copies of old maps and documents from the internet and reduced them down to scale. I wanted them to look old so I used a scrapbooking product called Distressed Ink. It was great for giving these maps an age patina.
I even aged a pile of blank pages that I could use underneath the stacks of printed documents. Don't you like the effect this ink gives all the papers?
I would love some suggestions from all of my readers for a name for the store. I have to finish the interior of this shop before I can finish the outside portion.
Until the next time......