Monday, 29 October 2012

Whimsical and mice

I've spent the last few days working madly on a new idea with whimsical and mice still top of the listings, think that is mainly because the online groups I belong to just love these subjects.

With Autumn nearly over I wanted to capture the spirit of the season before it leaves us for another year (pun not intended LOL) as much as I find all seasons wonderful there is just something about Autumn that recalls many wonderful memories from down the years.

The landscape is made of things easily obtained and put together with glue and paint to create the effects needed. Natural twigs and grasses help with the creating the look and I can never pass a railway model shop with out checking the landscaping materials.

The ivy on the back wall is made from mini punched leaves and the doorway is just card, painted, distressed and a brad for the door knob. The mice well beads and pompoms created these, not a piece of clay of any kind in sight.

The second scene used photographs I took locally for the backdrop and those berries on the twigs are 1mm no hole beads, whilst the trunk of the tree is made from a toilet roll insert, painted to resemble the birch trees in the background.

I now need to make some furniture, or other pieces to bring the scenes alive and maybe one or two more plants and of course the little mice could move in too, that is of course if the fairies don't find it first.

Real life dried twigs and Lycopodium look part of the forest floor, a couple of pebbles and toadstools and it almost looks like real life.

The toadstools, well they are just brads of different sizes with rounded tops, painted and sealed and so simple to create. When dry trim the legs and insert into the scene.

I had great fun creating both scenes and the mice.

The tutorials for the scenes have been added to the Yahoo mini group Mini Allsorts and hopefully we will see some great variations when others have a go.

Enjoy mini-ing and until next time, may all be well in your world.

1 comment:

  1. Pauline this is such a delightful pair of scenes - thank you for your generosity is sharing the method s you used to create them. You really have so much talent and creativity, and do a wide variety of minis - I especially love these fantasy scenes and the Brambly Hedge ones.