Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Within A Designer's Room




I do love a good project!  I placed a Shapeways order in August with their free shipping event.  I went a little overboard. In conversation with Shapeways, I learned more about 3D printed miniatures and additive manufacturing, and how they can be used.  More excitingly, they now print not only in plastic, but coloured sandstone, frosted plastic, stainless steel, precious metal and porcelain (hello bathroom fixtures!!!).  I might one day delve into making something on Shapeways, because they make it rather easy for those of us (like me) that aren't savvy in the art of computer design.  

The pressure was on to create!  And what better way to show off the wonder of 3D printed miniatures then a mini scene!!!  I've already shot the 1:24 scale 3D printed bathroom in the half scale house, but I went ahead and made a scene for 3 mini items in 1:12 scale.
I ordered them all in plain white plastic.  They were painted in Testors model paint in gloss black and gloss gold.  The seat of the Wishbone chair was painted in Americana acrylic craft paint in "Desert Sand."

Then I decided to use my unfinished room box as the stage.  Then I decided to make (almost) everything else from scratch to fill the scene.  Then.....I thought, this is really involved.  See the bottom of the post of the low down on what I used and from where. 

All in, it was about 2 weeks of working from 8pm to midnight from starting to make everything to end of writing this blog post.

I included lots and lots of pictures.  Sorry, I'm rather happy with the scene and I just couldn't decide what to include!



The Scene
A design student, well educated with a diverse reading list.  Living sparsely, but enjoys collecting things that hold meaning


































Where To Buy - Where To Find - What Was Used


Drapes

I had issues making them pool nicely on the floor.  I had ironed pleats into them, then gently ironed the pleats out so they weren't stiff looking but had some pleating left.  Then I figured out the point on the drape where the "pooling" should start.  I applied hot glue to a strip of balsa then attached the drapes at the "pooling" line.  Then I used double sided tape to stick the balsa to the floor.  Voila!






14 comments :

  1. Hi Kat, that's a great reason to create a little scene and what a wonderful scene you've made of it! I like all the details, of the notes and stuff on the board and everything you've thought of to complete the scene. Shapeways will be pleased :)

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    1. Thank you! I thought I might go a little squirrely making all those tiny details, but they all turned out!

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  2. You created a perfectly realized scene! I haven't investigated Shapeways yet, but I must admit, I'm getting more and more intrigued by the products they offer. Love, love this, Kat.

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Thanks Claudia!

      Here is a link to the Shapeways mini page http://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/furniture/?li=nav

      I like that I can get what I want at a reasonable price and paint it to my specs. And I don't chop a finger off trying to make detailed items!!

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  3. Hi Kat! I enjoyed this post and Thanks for all of the photos because you have many wonderful cubbies and corners to view and only a few- would never do! :D
    I LOVE your books and your Marvelous Drapes! You have given them a very Natural drop and puddling. Also l have really enjoyed the finish that you have given to the Wishbone Chair which presents as a Beautiful black lacquered wood. You have a good instinct for miniature compositions especially the art of display!
    Well done! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I was so excited to be able to use all my finds in one scene!!

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  4. I had to keep looking at the photos. So many details in this lovely room.

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    1. Thank you Jaye! Secretly I keep looking at all the stuff too.

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  5. Que habitación más bonita.

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  6. It's a great scene with a lot of fab detail. Especially love the sanity sign on the pin board ha! You did a great job =0)

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    1. Thanks! The Sanity sign is a Joop Jeans ad from the 1990's. I had cut the original out of Spin Magazine and had it on my pegboard growing up. I had to include it here ;)

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  7. Stunning room! you have done beautiful place with unique ambience.
    hugs
    Magda

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