This is my newest miniature.
I'm finding I'm doing more exterior pieces compared to last year. I guess it's good to try out different things.
It's a cute little bungalow with a baby in a box on the front doorstep.
This actually happened in my home town, except the baby was in a plastic bag not a box. Sad.
This is the first piece where I have an actual person in it. Usually I make a point of leaving figures out but it wouldn't have worked without the tiny baby.
I painted a bead skin coloured and tucked it in some fabric which I folded swaddling-style (a trick I learnt from Lost) to look like a blanket.
The slate roof tiles were cut from black paper with white chalk over it, and then individually glued to the roof.
In a recent tutorial my tutor said they were "bloody good".
Yes, some people in England actually do speak like that.
I tried to challenge myself a bit with the piece so instead of plain windows I tried out a stained glass effect. From a distance it looks alright.
The door knob is an earring stud which was conveniently the right size.