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Petit point and a drawing

Author: Виктория, November 15, 2022 в Uncategorized

I’m busy making a new drawing for a French game table top, the inside part of it. Petit point insert is mounted on a cardboard already, the inside part was finished too, but I looked at it couple days ago and didn’t like it. I wanted to add some details, maybe change a color palette as well.
I really like this new version, I think I’ll use pear wood for the background, something bright like maple or birch for decoration and makore wood for the outside border.
Meanwhile, the porcelain plaques are finished, at least I think they are for now 🙂 But I don’t have the photos yet, stay tuned.

 

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It’s been a long time…

Author: Виктория, October 25, 2022 в Miniature Shows, Worth Seeing

It’s been two years since my last post here. This year was full of events. Events that were so unbelievable, that I couldn’t get back to my workshop again. All my thoughts, concerns shifted to a real life, my family. Through all these years I was making posts in other social media platforms, it seemed at the time that it would be always like that. I’d go to the shows in April-May, then IGMA school, maybe another show in autumn, or even exam to pass. Anyway, most of my plans don’t matter anymore.
But I still make miniatures and intend to do so in the future.
I’d love to show some of my miniature projects that were finished quite some time ago, but weren’t shown here in my blog.

Let’s start with these two Italian footstools, you can find a process of making them in one of my videos on my Youtube channel.

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The first painted lacquer cabinet, that was made for PIMA awards at Kensington Dollshouse Festival, the second one was made later.

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Another Italian project, and armchair, quite complex carving, lots of gold and oil painting.

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One of my favorite and one of the smallest projects:

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Another favorite, lots of details, that I thought I’d never be able to achieve.

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Another Italian piece, this time in scagliola technique. I’m really proud that I was able to make it in miniature.

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A French side table, made for IGMA school auction.

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There’s so much more to show. Till the next time!

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A drafting table.

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2019 в Metalwork

As I wrote many times I hate working with metal, but this is the only thing that interests me now. Funny enough, I love brass casting, maybe because the only thing I have to do is model making.
Anyway, one day I notice those wonderful vintage drafting tables and architect’s tables and fall in love with them. It’s a very unconventional item, not many people want them in their dollhouses, but it was a chance for me to try metal construction. It became so easy for me planning a piece for woodworking purposes that I thought metal would be something similar for me. Oh boy, I was wrong, big time.
The table I made is simple, but there are couple of things that maybe not so easy to make – gears for height adjustment, table top angle adjustment. The parts are quite big, so you cannot just solder them together (and of course I thought I could when I was making a 3d model).

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Here are casted pieces

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Adams Style Table.

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

It’s done!

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The carved elements were gilted, the rest of the table is painted with acrylic gouache. Later during Chicago show I was lucky to speak to Robert Dawson, who suggested that inner parts of the table, a vase and the flowers were made of bronze. So I decided to make a new version of this table. With the real marble table top and cast bronze parts. But it’ll be a different color. I think that both table and marble top will be beige.

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Adams style table

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в WIP, WIP

I’m a fan of on of the books on European furniture, almost every piece there is on my to-do list. This table happened to be the first one I actually made.
A bit of process below, I made several carved elements, all of them gone to my “virtual” trash bin. I wanted the carving to be more expressive.

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A Bookcase in eclectic style.

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

This bookcase was commissioned in the end of 2018. I found the reference drawing of it in one of Russian books on furniture history. I always wanted to make something in this style, these moldings were one of the reasons. I used to hate making them, but it was years ago. Now it seemed like a very easy operation. It’s always interesting to see how my feelings on different techniques changed over the time.

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French commodes. Part 2

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

I wrote about these commodes many months ago, I was hoping to be able to update my blog very often, but some commissions happened plus I was very busy for my Chicago show, so it’s my first time when I can finally get back to my blog.

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These two commodes are, of course, are done. They went to Tom Bishop Chicago International show, one of them came back to Moscow.

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Art Nouveau Tables

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в Uncategorized

Very quick project, it took me just two days to make them. Pearwood, stained.

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A little sketch while planning the pieces.

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Louis XV small commode – WIP

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в Uncategorized

Recently I started working on a commode I wanted to make for quite some time. I’m getting to the phase of my dream projects! First, Studley workbench, then Galle vitrine, and now this commode. I’m happy to be able to make things I wanted to make eight years ago when I started building miniature furniture. It’s a huge step for me, so I’m very excited.

I’ll be making two commodes. The first one is partially ready for assembling and making drawers.

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Morris Chairs Upholstery

I made these chairs quite some time ago, but I managed to make upholstery only now. I was searching for the right piece of fabric at the local stores, but found what I needed in this wonderful UK based store – https://www.mariasfabrics.com/ I was blown away by the amount of gorgeous fabrics, so I bought a lot!

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