Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Miniature Typography Window



I am so excited about today's project that I just HAD to show you straight away.  I've been mulling over the idea of making a shabby-chic framed typography window for a while now.  Anyway, today I had time so it's done.



I originally started off making waterslide decals and applying them to acetate for the window frame - the original idea was to have the lettering on clear "glass".  Well, that didn't work!  The edge of the decal showed up terribly.  So I decided that I would go for an "etched glass" look.



I found something to use as the etched glass and I really love the look I have achieved, because it also looks as though there are raindrops forming on the outside of the window.  I abandoned my tried and trusty waterslide decals as well and tried a new medium and I love the result.  I had to take lots of photos to show you!
 


It wasn't easy to photograph - I needed to get some backlighting going on to show the light coming through the window, but I also wanted to show the white shabby frame off as well.  Hence there are lots of photos today. 



I thought this would look lovely leaning against a wall!  Paris Flea Market style....how cute is this??

Now I have figured out how to do it, I have lots more ideas to try out....

15 comments:

Norma said...

WOW!! It looks amazing, congratulations!

Loving your new look too :)

My Wee Life said...

Love it. I've been trying to do something similar so you've proved it can be done :)

Lara said...

Wow, you did a great job!

Steinworks said...

You've done a great Job, We'll have to declare you Queen of the Water Slide Decals :)


Hugs
Marisa

windypointminiaturesblogspot.com said...

This window is beautiful Carolyn. As always I am in awe of the beautiful miniatures that you create.

Frederica said...

wow Carolyn , that looks amazing , awesome work again . lots of love from Frederica

Linda Carswell said...

Terribly pretty...!

miniacollection said...

Awesome!
Geneviève

Margaret said...

Looks fabulous, clever you!

Linno said...

Great job Carolyn, looks fantastic.

Nono said...

The window is now beautiful, Caroline! Wel done!!!

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Carolyn! Your method WORKS!!! The etched glass look is Wonderful and the frames are Perfect! Congratulations on trouble-shooting and many more mini projects like these for the future! :D

elizabeth

Design With Vinyl said...

Genius work!

Design With Vinyl

miniaturista said...

Una copia perfecta.
Feliz Navidad
Un abrazo
Maite