Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Parisian Cafe in a Lantern


I am back with a totally amazing project, although I do say so myself.. So, many of us wish we were born in Paris or lived there or even visited !! Sigh!!! I love anything Parisian!!!
And i love my miniatures! So, I have created a Miniature scene of a little Parisian Cafe! It has lots of little details see if you can spot them all. I bought this Lantern A few months back when i was doing up my house and its basically a candle holder , but I loved the Vintage old world charm .. It's been sitting on a shelf in my living room since then Till i had a light bulb moment and thought of transforming it into a Room Box/ Miniature Scene.

I am entering this Project for the current Challenge at  Try it on Tuesday - Handmade/home made . It's just perfect for it !! Although I do say so myself!!

Here is what it looks like.

And here is what I did!!

Watch the Video here!!

Supplies used

Darice Miniature Chairs

In keeping tune withe Parisian theme I wanted the Chair to be nice and bright so I painted it using some Fired Brick Distress Stain. I did 3 coats and used my heat gun between each coat to give it a aged look and wiped off here and there with a wet baby wipe. 

Miniature Clock

This clock was perfect all I did was used some Walnut stain distress ink and inked it to get an aged and polished wood effect.

Miniature Photo Frames

These little frames are sea blue in color I used distress Paint in Picket Fence and i did three coats again drying between each coat with the Heat gun. And i wiped some of it off and then used walnut stain distress ink to get that weathered chipped effect.

And here they are with images glued on the back.

Eiffel Tower Charm

 I just took off the jump ring and the little Paris charm from the loop.

Bird Cage Charm

I just pulled at the cage and the base came off! I popped in a miniature Parrot and used E6000 to glue it back on.

Miniatures I made

I made a miniature French magazine

The Legs of the table the table top and the shelf are made using leftover chipboard from other projects. They have been stained with Broken China Distress stain

PS:- You can do this in anymedium!! You can take a Shadow box or Tim Holtz configuration box or alter any old jewelry box as well.

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  1. Your Parisian Lantern project is gorgeous. A great idea and full of wonderful elements. Thank you for sharing it at TioT.

  2. oh that is wonderful, trés bon, thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  3. Wow! This is amazing - a Parisian cafe - bet they make wonderful cafe creme! Love it! Chris

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