Monday, February 28, 2011

Miniature Monday and My First BLOG GIVEAWAY!!

Last week, I was able to do my first Ustream show instructing other artists on how to create a simple miniature scene.  It was a thrilling experience.  I had a very supportive and energetic bunch cheering me on, including my 8 year old son/assistant!  Artists are so willing to learn new techniques.  Most of my viewers were not miniaturists, but I hope I changed that! 

The project, a faux book box that I picked up from Michael’s, was altered on the inside to include a 1/12th scale miniature scene.  I demonstrated how to cut a false wall, create a window with foamcore and strips of wood, lay a wooden floor, install wallpaper, baseboard and crown moulding. The background behind the window is a magazine image of a peaceful garden.   

We also discussed using materials from sources other than Dollhouse Miniatures.  The chandelier is from an ephemera pack purchased in the scrapbook section of my craft store.  I glued gold beads where the flames should be.  The wallpaper is actually 2 sheets from a Mariposa paper pack. The little girl is a paper doll that I cut out and used Glossy Accents to give dimension to her hair, eyes, lips and shoes.  Almost every person I’ve watched streaming has a black cat, so I’ve included one in this scene. 

The table and vase of roses were from my collection.  I glued the lace cloth and accessories on the table; a cup of coffee/tea, a leather bound art journal, a book on creating still life art and a framed picture.  I also included framed pictures of victorian children on the walls (so cute!)

The general theme of February Ustream shows were “Love and Kindness.”  I tried to do my part by streaming to entertain all the wonderful artists who entertain me!    The other thing I’m doing is GIVING AWAY this wonderful project.  Everyone needs a miniature scene in their life!

 If you are interested in being entered in the drawing, please leave a comment on this post.  Everyone is eligible to enter!  In 3 weeks on 3/18/11, I will close the drawing and select a random winner from the pool of comments.   The winner announced will need to provide me with an address where I can ship the project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for looking and good luck!



  1. Hi Ketsia, I enjoyed watching You make this miniature. I would be thrilled to be the owner of such a unique piece. Deb

  2. Ketsia. I missed the memo on the ustream. When is the next on?

  3. I really enjoyed the Ustream of this project (even though I couldn't watch it live and had to watch the recording). Lots of great info! I so enjoy your work and look forward to seeing you stream more often.
    I have 5 cats and 3 of them are black!!

  4. Ketsia, This miniature is so beautiful. When I saw the one you did for Dede, I had no idea how to even attempt such a project. Your stream answered a lot of questions for me and I look forward to seeing more of your work.
    Thanks for Sharing.

  5. Oh Ketsia! The completed project came out great! I love the little side pictures and the lacy curtains! Look forward to more of your streams!
    Lily xx

  6. Amazing giveaway! I would love to participate please and I invited you to participate in my little giveaway too.Mini regards from Spain.

  7. Fabulous end project, it was great to watch you start it shame I couldn't stay to the end


  8. Always love seeing your work :) it's amazing how tiny and detailed it is. Hope to see your next ustream show soon ;)

  9. Love it! Yup love it! I would so give this to Angelica if I won. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win one of your pieces of art. Hugs!

  10. Saw the recorded ustream when you made it..wonderful work, Ketsia!

  11. I share your love of miniatures although I have not actually created anything for many years! I just recently picked up my childhood dollhouse from my parent's house so that my 9 yr. old daughter (& most likely 7 yr old son) & myself can fix it up again. You are very talented and I would absolutely love to win that gorgeous piece! I'm off to watch your Ustream recording.....


  12. Got something for you on my blog! *grin* Pop over and check it out!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  13. I'm just starting to get into the world of miniatures and it's so amazing to see all the little details. You did a wonderful job with this and I look forward to seeing what you do next.

  14. As you know I am a fan of your work and I wish that I had known that you were doing a class on this. I think it is wonderful and can't wait to see what your next Ustream adventure will be. I will be looking forward to looking and checking out the recording of your Ustream if it is available. Congrats..Great scene..


  15. Wow, it's so lovely! good job on the crafting. Please put my name in the draw!

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

  16. I really love the work you do, it is quite amazing. I couldn't work with such small pieces and I think it takes great patience and skill! I am in NY too by the way, in Nyack, NY.

    My email is sgagos at aol dot com and I am following your blog. :)