Magical Miniatures

If you love all things magical and miniature you are in the right place.

About me and my blog

I am a mother of three and work on a market stall. In my free time I love to make magical miniatures. It all started with my gran who spent hours when I was a child teaching me how to make do. This entailed mending and fixing and making things from scratch. My dolls house consisted of cardboard boxes with windows cut out, beautifully decorated and all furniture hand made. We sat for hours making clothes and accessories for my dolls to the envy of my friends that all had the same generic stuff. So thanks gran for the inspiration. I hope you enjoy my art and my blog. Thanks for visiting.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Seaside scene

Even though I spoke too soon about the sunshine and we only had rain today I made a seaside themed scene. I decided to do 4 scenes altogether. This one will be the third.
I used the same idea as the others with stained balsa wood covering over with silicon glue where the sand would be and a cut out of blue paper with the white flecks again.
I used real sand and crushed shells for the beach. Choosing tiny shells to decorate and reindeer moss as seaweed. 
For the fence I used match sticks and for the sandcastle I used a toothpaste tube lid covered in sand with tiny shells stuck around the sides and top.
I made a bottle from beads to look like it has washed ashore. I love the old message in a bottle thing.