Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Final touches outside J.R. Art Gallery

Hello everyone,

Another weekend has gone by. The weather is still pretty warm and nice here. Hope you are all feeling well and had a great weekend. Like always I have been very busy in the last few weeks mostly in the office at my work. Haven't done much on the gallery but I finally got to finish the outside of the building.


Even if I have been working inside J.R, for quite some time, the outside wasn't complete yet mainly because of the lighting of the same building. 

While decorating the private quarters of the artist I realized that I didn't work according to the original plans that I had for it at the beginning and eventually because of the slight change the chimney had to be moved to the side. Originally the chimney was meant to be at the back on the roof, In my first sketches the fire place had to be placed instead of the wardrobe.  

Because I moved the furniture pieces inside, I had to make a slight change to the roof. I like my chimneys to be placed exactly over the fireplaces. They look more realistic like that. I wasn't afraid to alter the roof because I had a clear picture of how to go about it. 



The first thing that I did was brick the chimney and weather the whole thing. The Chimney was not part of  the kit but I thought it was a good thing to add especially after adding the stove.







After taking the measurements I tore through the roof tiles using a craft's knife so the chimney could fit in.  I was very pleased that on the first attempt the chimney slide in it's place perfectly. 



I also added more detail to the chimney so it could match the roof and instead of using lead, once again I used foil and weathered it with paint. 





 






















This is how the complete roof is now. 





Another problem that I faced from the start was the joining of the two buildings together. The problem occurred because I bricked the building. Strangely enough I had this very slim strip that went around the whole building which was un-bricked. Practically it was the ceiling of the gallery and the flooring of the private quarters of the artist when joined together. It didn't look neat at all. After all the lights were installed and placed I had to find away to brick it.

So I masked taped the outside walls and with the same brick compound. I covered the remaining pieces which was very tricky. 





When the compound was dry I weathered it to match the walls. The outdoor staircase that leads to the artist's private quarters was far from ready. I still had to add a small wall at the back and finish the staircase landing. Just like the staircase I plastered the landing and placed the small wall.


When the plaster was dry I weathered the floor to match the staircase and continued weathering the walls. 




I was happy with the results and finally I sealed the under-stair's wall in place for good.

The window sills were a bit bare. I thought about adding flower pots but I didn't like them in place so instead I made two pigeons with polymerclay. 




Finally I connected all the lights in place and everything seems to be perfect.






I'm pleased with the outcome and now I can concentrate on the inside. Keep tuned for the next update on the J.R. Art Gallery.

And as Halloween is approaching, it's time for a FREE Give AWAY! So this year's Halloween free give away is this miniature Harry Potter's wand and Hogwarts Marauder's Map 


FREE GIVE AWAY
All you have to do is:

1) Be / Become a follower of My Miniature World Blog
2) Leave a comment on this blog post so I'll know that you would like to participate. 

Closing date is: 30th October 2017 and Winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Good Luck!

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxxxx

45 comments:

  1. WAOOOOWWW!!!!!! what a show! you're very good

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  2. WOW!! I am doing this kit too! What you have done here is absolutely amazing! I am having trouble attaching the walls - what are you using? Hinges? Magnets? Im using velcro strips at the moment, but they arent really working...

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    1. Thank you so much. So far I haven't used anything as it has fitted quite right and I don't think I will be doing anything. Maybe I will try to use magnets just for safe keeping.

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  3. Wow, what an amazing job you have done with the facade. It is just stunning, so realistic and beautiful. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Alexandra, I really appreciate it. x

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  4. Thank you for sharing this great project which is a pleasure to follow. Stunning work!
    Hugs, Drora

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  5. Dear Rebecca,
    I've already won your last wonderful giveaway and I feel I have to let other followers have a good chance of winning this fantastic one. I'll just link you in my blog for my followers to see.
    By the way, I too have a giveaway, please pass by my blog to see if you want to participate.
    A warm hug, Drora

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    1. That is so kind of you Drora, but as you are quite the follower of my blog I think you still deserve to take part. xxxx

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  6. I am in love with this project. I've learned so much from you about making exterior materials "believable". Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry. I am so pleased that you have found my blog useful. x

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  7. I came to enter into the contest, but ended up lost in your blog for quite some time! A very interesting place to explore!

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle. I hope you have enjoyed it. x

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  8. Está quedando una escena espectacular! Obvio que estás tomándote mucho trabajo pero el resultado lo compensa todo. La idea de las palomas me parece absolutamente maravillosa!!!! ♥ Y tu sorteo también! :) Me encantaría participar :) Un millón de gracias!

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  9. Love your work and I hope I win the HP giveaway. I hope to include it in a future Hogwarts room box.

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  10. Absolutely LOVE what you've done so far - but then again.. I don't think there's any of work works I wouldn't love more or less (^^)

    As a HUGE Potter fan I just have to try my luck with this! With my luck I don't dare hope to win, but I just have to try.. My Lily Luna would love them almost as much as I..
    Hope you'll count me in.
    Hugs, Irina

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    1. Thank you Irina, I'm so pleased that you liked it.

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  11. Una fachada exquisita,va a ser una casa impresionante,me encanta todo lo que has hecho!
    Me encantaría participar en tu sorteo.
    Besos.

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  12. The detail is amazing. I also have a real passion for dolls houses and miniatures. Beautifully done.

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  13. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I'd love to add this to my mini collection :) Beautifully done! Added your blog to my wordpress reader :)

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    1. Thank you Mandy for your comments and for adding my blog to your wordpress reader.

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  14. Lovely work, learning a lot from you.
    Your a true miniature artist.

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy. It means so much to me. x

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  15. Once again, a beautiful finish to the outside. It looks so realistic! Can't wait to see the inside finished. Please count me in for your draw for the Harry Potter wand and map. As always, they look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much Yvetter for your lovely comments. And yes consider yourself in for the draw x

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  16. Rebecca you are such an amazing artist. Have been following your projects for years and I have to say that you have outdone yourself on this one. The detail and dedication for this project only shows your love and passion. I can't wait to see the finishing touches inside the gallery and in the private room. The gallery is beautiful. I love the original hand paintings. They are very inspiring and hold such a prestige place in your gallery. You are a very lucky girl to have such detailed paintings and to have a talented artistic friend to share both your hobbies together. Well done!

    I would like you to count me in for your free give away. Love your miniatures.

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    1. Thank you so much Denise for your wonderful comments. I have to say that I have really enjoyed every second of this project and it will be sad when it comes to an end. Yes I am very blessed and thankful to have Jose as a very good friend and his paintings have made this project more special.

      Yes you can count yourself in for the draw x

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  17. Oh Rebecca I admire your dedication for your dolls houses and miniatures. You're always on the go. This has to be my favorite by far. You're one of the most talented artists I know and I can see your love flowing for this project. Keep up the good work.

    Can I take part in the draw for your give away? Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog.

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    1. Thank you so much Marie for your kind words. They mean so much to me.

      Off course you can take part in the draw xxxx

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  18. Rebecca, I totally love the outside of the house; the way you changed its original design and mixed the bricks, not to mention the roof tiles and the chimney with their awesome weathering! I keep coming back to look at them!! It takes courage to step outside the 'user's manual' and create something of your own design, but then the reward is much greater. Can't wait to see this project finished!

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    1. Thank you so much José for your lovely comments. I really appreciate them and they mean a lot to me xxxx

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  19. Amazing work! I love the brickwork.

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  20. Such a wonderful job. The character is fabulous, just to my taste. But im not at all surprised with your work on it as you have awesome talent ��

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    1. Thank you so much Jasmine. I really appreciate it xxx

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