Tiny paint tubes and other art supplies

by brae  

Okay back to some otterine-made minis!  :D

While searching for some suitable minis for the Studio, I ran across an amazing tutorial by Carol at true2scale using the metal wrapped from wine bottles.  She provides paint labels, a box template and a painting for her tutorial.  I printed my paint labels on Avery label paper to make it a little easier to work with, but I still used some tacky glue to keep the labels secure.  I think I made mine a little smaller than the ones she did, so instead of adding beads for caps I dipped the tapered tips into black paint.

I think I might have been a little rough with the tiny tubes, because they look like they've been squeezed before, not fresh out of the packaging.  :D  I rather like that, though...looks more realistic when they all vary a little.  I bought the tray at The 3 Blind Mice show specifically for the paint tubes.

I also made a portfolio from a pattern in Dolls' House Details by Kath Dalmeny.  I used a piece of Kraft Cardstock by Recollections, found in the scrapbook paper aisle at Michael's.  It's the perfect thickness of cardboard for miniatures.   I used imitation leather paper by The Paper Company for the accents and thin rope for the handle instead of paper.  And, yes, it opens.  :D

Lyssa sent me some bead jars (with the aforementioned clown).  I added some extra labels from Carol's tutorial to finish them for the Studio.  These will help fill some shelf space.  Thanks, Lyssa!  :D


Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Nice work, Brae! I also love Lyssa's bead jars. They're so cute!
04/21/13 @ 15:46
Comment from: Elizabeth s [Visitor]
Hello brae! I like the paint tubes they do indeed look like they have been used before. Good job with those. The portfolio looks good too. I have made similar bead jars posted in my tutorial Pony Bead Express, Lyssa did a good job of them! Good work all around. elizabeth
04/21/13 @ 16:36
Comment from: Audra [Visitor]  
Everything looks so good! I can't wait for the Three Blind Mice show to come to Ann Arbor. Dakoda and I are on a count down (19 days).
04/21/13 @ 16:39
Comment from: Norma [Visitor]
I really like that the paints look like they've been well used. I bookmarked Carol's tutorial a while back but haven't tried them yet. I've been catching up on past posts - you certainly got some great accessories at the show. Also your handpainted tiles for the bathroom look really wonderful.
04/21/13 @ 17:05
Comment from: liduina [Visitor]
You did a great job, Brae. The tubes look very realistic and I like the portfolio too. Thank you so much for your links to the tutorials.
04/21/13 @ 23:44
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Thanks for the link to the paint tubes tutorial. I will need to have a go at making these for my sister's gallery.
04/22/13 @ 01:32
Comment from: Jane s [Visitor]
Wonderful work as always honey! How can a paint tube be so damn cute? well they are &#59;)
04/22/13 @ 11:17
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :D
04/22/13 @ 11:50

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