Two Too Tiny.....
While Waiting for the matte acrylic varnish to arrive, Dear Readers, I decided to continue assembling the remaining furnishings for this room. In the above picture you can see the mirror already assembled because I forgot to take any progress pictures. It was fairly straight forward gluing layers together and painting with gold acrylic paint. The mirror itself is mylar and does reflect the viewer.... a tiny bit! And while I was at it I added another five or six coats of paint to the Wing-backed easy chairs....
I have lost count of the layers, I think I have done thirteen coats of paint!
I am planning to do the colored layers next...
as soon as I make up my mind Exactly what color they should be!
And in order to aid in the decision,
I thought the rest of the furnishings should be as complete as possible
so I can get a feel for the look of the room.
Here you can see the mirror and the parlor stove propped in place.
(I will not glue them in until all the pieces are done)
And then I realized that the Library furniture
(the next room after the Sitting Room)
would also need to be "varnished"
and so I might as well have it ready too
for when the varnish arrived!
This room has a work table, two chairs and a globe on a stand!
Here they are, assembled and not painted.
Here they are painted and waiting for the varnish!
Here I have added the carpets to both the Sitting Room and the Library.
The clarity of the printed detail in these kits is very good!
I had Hoped, Dear Readers, that the acrylic varnish would arrive on Saturday.
When it didn't, I went shopping! I found some at Michael's.
And Sunday saw me finally able to continue with the Teeny Tiny Tea Table...
So much Fuss for such a Tiny amount of varnish!
But once it was dry, I could add the cushions to the tiny chair....
And the lace "cloth" to the Tea Table!
And would you believe it there is a teapot and two cups!
Can you even see them?
They are paper and are meant to be flat silhouettes....
but I wanted them to have a little bit of three-dimensionality to them....
so I added just a drop of Aleen's Quick Dry Glue
on each piece and let it dry.
I built up three layers of "roundness" this way!
And then painted them white as the instructions said.
(I am sure you will notice that the cup handles are "broken"...
they did not survive the laser cutting process...
but as far as I am concerned, they are just the "every-day" china!)
And then, Dear Readers, I must have gotten very hungry
because I forgot to take any pictures of the cake making...
Can you see it on the little tray on the table.....???
(You will have to poke the pictures to see closer!)
Here is a slightly closer view...
it is really hard to get my camera to focus on the right spot!
(This is the first mini cake baking I have done!)
I am sure it is a vanilla buttercream frosted angelfood cake,
with a raspberry and mint leaves on top!
Would you care for a cup of tea and a slice of cake....?
Oh, Heavens, I forgot there is only one chair!
But wait, I will borrow one from the Library.....
There you have it, Dear Readers,
Won't you join me for Tea?
Cake and Tea, In cups that just might be
Two Too Tiny!