Hi Everyone! I know y’all are excited about 221B, as am I, but I had an issue with the door that will require me to remake it and it irritated me beyond what was reasonable…decided I needed to set that aside for a minute and try that again after a side-quest. At one point, I also had to remake the floor piece, so I had a piece that had wood plank engraved that I needed to use for something, I also tried making a smaller chair that I ended up not using for 221B, and I still had my original mini-bookcase.
So, still on my mini kick, but wanting to do something smaller and more visible than a book nook, I created an open front/top castle room and filled it with magical stuff!
The walls are 1.5 mm chipboard with chipboard blocks I hand cut, black base coat with grey over it. The stained glass window is medium clear acrylic with the diamond pattern engraved, stained with sharpies, pressure fit in to a medium draftboard frame, which itself is pressure fit in to the chipboard wall. The wooden beams are dowels, and the front stone columns are medium draftboard. The scroll on the wall is parchment with toothpick dowels and hot glue “knobs,” black jewelry wire for the hanger.
The green and red books are make from parchment and cardstock. The candles are segments of a hot glue stick with black jewelry wire inserted for wicks, then sharpied. The candle sticks were made from wooden dowels with pony beads, hot glued to two buttons on either end, painted black then bronzed with a bronze sharpie (apparently my line between perfect and good enough is sanding the seems of the pony beads down…could have, didn’t want to.) The staff in the corner is a dowel with crochet thread wrap for a grip and a pearl-like bead hot glued on the end (the silver part is the hot glue). The bowl is store-bought with small bits of green paper in a puddle of glue, the pestle is a toothpick with hot glue ends, the wand is also a toothpick with crochet thread wrap. The sage is crochet thread. The crystal ball is a medium draftboard ring on a draftboard disc with a marble superglued on. And I crocheted the rug.
Thanks for stopping and taking a look, and until next creation, Happy Forging!