14 Sep 2013

Miniature Kitchen: Faux Marble and Winter White

The kitchen has taken on a new look with a modern white palette.  Marble countertops and glossy subway tile bring a little luxury to this scene.  The pictures in this post are a  peek into the progression, as many components are still being finished...

I decided on a Satin finish on the cabinets after applying acrylic. I'm undecided if that will stay just yet.

The counter tops were made with a water marbling technique and acrylic paint.  In a small dish I added a thin layer of water and then dropped in white, black and grey paint, swirling the colours into the correct pattern.  Very messy but really easy to manipulate into what I wanted.  They will have a few coats of high gloss added on top.

I think the gloss will really help with the realism too.




You can't really see in these images but some of the upper cabinets will really need some work.  I managed to strip off the plastic backing that I had put on originally but a lot of the pieces came off.  The plastic had become too damaged during the building stages.  It took a lot more glue to get the frames of the windows back together which didn't spray paint well.
In all I think I should have just stuck with hand painting the white acrylic rather then spraying Satin white on all the cabinets.  

Here is a picture of before I sprayed and with one coat of acrylic (I did two before spraying).  Very rustic.

In the end the kitchen has to photograph well, more so then how well it looks in person as I will use it for my scenes.  It might take a bit of tinkering before I get it just right for the camera.

2 comments:

  1. Stunning marbling!!!! I must learn how to do that someday...

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  2. Thanks! It was really messy and fun and easy to fix any mistakes.

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