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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Genealogists study part 5

I finally got back in to my miniatures for a few hours this weekend. I started with good intentions of putting the wall paper on but ended up starting to try and miniaturise some documentation for the scene. I can't believe how long this took! I wanted to use some of my own genealogy documentation and although it is so tiny it can't be read, it's rather cool to know that all these 'little bits of my family and I' will be in the diorama.

2 photos below: I miniaturised a screen shot of my genealogy software [Family Tree Maker 2010] for the little laptop that is going in the diorama.






I did finally get around to printing out the wallpaper on acid free 120gsm card. This is light enough to print easily in my printer and flexible enough to attach to walls, but firm enough so that the glue will not interfere with the integrity of the end product. After printing, I sprayed with matt sealer.





Affixing the largest piece to the diorama.



First main strip affixed.
I used the blank edge of the sheet of A4 to enable me to line up the next piece.


Papered up to and around the window


Complete. I ensured the wallpaper went just around the front edges to hide the bare cardboard


Architraves affixed to the window to hide the wallpaper edges



For the ceiling, i decided to 'sponge dab' pale pink on to this.
Paper is placed in the diorama to protect the wallpaper from any paint.



Using the sponge gave a nice texture to the finished ceiling


Ceiling finished


'Mouldings' are affixed to the join at the wall and ceiling


Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, i painted one of the tiny framed photos i've made - that's my G G G G Grandmother Mary Ann PAWSON [later CASTLE] nee LAWSON and...


Made one of several little document filing boxes up


Fiddly fiddly...love it!


awwww how cute is that!

And that's my effort for the weekend!

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