My Undersized Urbanite submission is done.
It’s a little art museum. My goal for this project was to not spend money. The idea came to me when I found the mini frames and little people in my stash of “I bought this for a project, but never started it” supplies. The shadow box is from Ikea that was bought over 4 years ago.
Each piece of art is a reproduction of art that each of my children have done. I scanned each piece and then printed it onto canvas paper. Turns out canvas paper doesn’t absorb the ink properly. It runs and takes a long time to dry.
Paint was used to touch up the art and help the details pop again.
The little bench is a vintage bingo number and a slice of a cork. They were glued together and painted white.
The little people were hard to paint until I started using the magnifying glasses I had gotten for Christmas. Also, not breathing helped.
My goal was to not spend any money. I failed though. I ended up spending $.94. The floors were made from a wall hanging that is made up of small wood pieces (.69 at Goodwill). The frame around the outside was made from a frame that I cut down to size (.25 at a thrift store). Everything else I already had.
The recessed lights are framed by plastic mollies that are usually used in drywall to hold screws in place. The wall is made out of a piece from the back of a frame.
It was a lot of fun to put together. I liked having the restrictions I set up for myself. A little extra challenge to stretch a little.
The only thing I didn’t think through all the way was how hard it would be to get pictures without glare. Oh, well, I’m happy with the final result.