Sunday, January 19, 2014

Street Scene Progress

I've been away again during the past week for another trade show, so I didn't get much done with my minis.  My workshop looks like a bomb went off in there, so some serious tidying needs to be done first.  The picture I posted of the street scene was taken in September, and I have done much more since then.  Here's my progress so far.

I've added an eaves trough an drain over the back alleyway door and added the bathroom sign.  The sign was a gift from my September workshop at Camp Mini Ha Ha.

Here's a close up view of the rest room sign.

I am attempting to put a wisteria vine over the bookshop alley.  It's a little difficult, I don't want to cover up the architectural detail on the upper part of the shop or the sign area above the windows, so I have to see if I can manage these uncontrollable vines first.


I also added a gas meter on the side wall.  I antiqued the meter to give it an aged look.  I still have to figure out the correct colouring for the vines.  Right now it just looks like I just stuck paint on without though, which is basically the truth!  I have a lot of leaves punched for the vine, which I will show in a later posting. I also have to add something to cover up the clay that anchors the vine in the pot.  You can see a glimpse inside the bookshop in this image as well.  

I also have the ground cover done.  All the bricks, slate and ground cover have all been grouted and aged since last week's posted picture.  I redid the ground cover 3 times before I was happy with it.

I have started work on the shelving for the inside of the bookshop, but I'll leave that for a later posting!  But for now I have a workshop to tidy!  It's amazing how things can pile up even when you're not using it.
Thanks for the comments in the last posting.  I am now fully recovered from my surgery and back to work.  It wasn't anything too serious, but it limited my mobility for a few weeks!
I took all these pictures with my camera phone, so I apologize if they aren't too clear.
Until next time.....


Giac said...

Hello Wanda,
It is all terrific. you have created such a realistic scene. I love the details and it was worth all your hard work because the ground is perfect!
Big hug,

anna said...

Looks amazing! Great work!!!! and thanks for the link to your pinterest albums...:) good Lord..that's amazing how many wonderful things you have collected there! :)

Lucille said...

What amazing work you do, Wanda! This looks so realistic and yet there is a touch of whimsey also. A good combination!