Monday, April 25, 2011

Miniature Monday - Private Chapel

Yesterday, my family and I celebrated Easter.  That made me think about today's project, a diorama made a while back when I was practicing "stone making."  It's a private chapel in a castle, just for the Lord and Lady.

The box is constructed from 1/4" plywood.  I made the walls and floor by covering them with spackle, and once dry, I carved out each stone.  I then painted and distressed them to look like stone.

The altar is wood and cardstock painted to look like stone.  The candles on the altar are made from polymer clay.  I made each prie dieu (kneelers) with balsa wood stained walnut and a bit of scrapbooking velvet for the upholstery.  I must have made 5 of them before I was pleased with the result!

The mural is a printout. I framed it with wood and painted the wood to look like stone.

The finished piece is closed with an 11X14 purchased frame.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Thanks so much for looking!


  1. Simply MARVELOUS! (had to look up some new words for amazing LOL) Really this is just stunning. The stone looks so real and I swear the candles look ready to light.

    AWESOME job!

  2. "Practicing stone working"? Really ketsia! you're amazing. Gorgeous frame too

  3. This private chapel looks so inviting, I agree with Felicia, the candles look ready to be lit.

  4. You know there are alot of people out there that make art pieces that I am in awe over but Ketsia you just blow me away. Speechless...brilliant...speechless

  5. Ketsia I want to live in your creations!