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Monday, March 9, 2009

Micro Ladies Room, 1:144 scale

This photo gives a better idea of the micro room size which is 1" deep.





This is a small sculpted room I made in micro 1:144 scale a few years ago. I was taking some photos of it to try out a new macro lens I bought for my camera. This room is a Victorian dressing room with two young ladies looking at fabrics in front of the window. I was inspired by an old etching. The interior of the box and ladies, dressing table, curtains, walls, fireplace, sculpures etc. were all sculpted out of cernit. I printed the tapestry and carpet. It was fun to make the curtains and dresser because cernit drapes so well. I painted over the cernit walls to make them look like plaster. I added the penny to give you a better idea of this project's size. I have really enjoyed micro miniatures and made my version of the chocolat shop from the movie Chocolat and a decorating room and many other rooms which you can see on my web site under My Projects if you are interested in micros, there is a fabulous yahoo group you can join.

I have just added another photo on top with a ruler. I used my close up camera feature and macro lens but I'm still getting parts out of focus, I should try reading my camera and lens manuals.....!

14 comments:

  1. Simply incredible!!! all your projects!

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  2. Wow....so tiny. What is the actual size Jean ?

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  3. Thank you so much Rosanna and Tullulah~Belle. To answer your question the actual size of the room box is approximately 1 inch in depth by 1 and 3/4 inches in length.

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  4. Jean I hope you stuck everything down. I'd be terrified I'd sneeze and it would be blown away..

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  5. Good heavens! That room is incredible! So very lovely.

    I've been toying with some ideas for micros recently. I would like to make several to put in a 1:12 scene that I am designing.

    Are there any tips you can think of, other than holding my breath?

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  6. I agree Debbie and MiniKat, holding your breath is really important and having your sleeves rolled up, I have found more micro minis attached to my sweater. There are wonderful ideas, inspiration and techniques in the Yahoo Micro Mini group. Anita McNary sells a great micro book, Susan at SDK miniatures http://sdk.miniature.net/ took over her kits and she might sell the book too or know where you can buy it. I do have a couple of micro free micro projects on my web site under printables and projects too. Thank you so much, Cheers, Jean

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  7. Oh, gosh, Jean! I can hardly work in 1:12th scale and often feel like the Jolly Green Giant as I knock things over and wreak havoc on my arranged rooms! I can't imagine working this teensy! And so elegant--well, it's your work so elegance rules the day! Beautiful and unbelievable!

    Jody
    Mini Leaps and Bounds

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  8. My goodness, Jean, I have just checked out your "My Projects" page. amazing work. I would have gone blind! Micro minis??? WOW

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  9. I second the tip about not wearing long sleeves :-)

    I am forever carrying flowers and leaves about on my body.

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  10. Jean, please accept the sisterhood award from me :). A heartfelt thanks to you for taking the time to comment on all out attempts :).

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  11. Jean, I am so sorry I didn't post about your award here! Woops! This has been a rather hectic week around here and I posted the awards on my blog Sunday morning before church and then afterwards, long story, but some friends and their children and we and our children tried a new restaurant and by 2:15 four of us had still not gotten our food! Then a baby shower and heading to my Dad's so I 'plum forgot' as we say in the south! Sorry!

    Jody
    Mini Leaps and Bounds

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  12. this job is very beautiful!!! compliments !!

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