- I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby
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April 19, 2017
The Lavender Shop : designing my own label (take 2) :-) :-)
If you saw my last post (the 1st one regarding my new project, the Lavender Shop) you've seen my 1st try at making my own label for all the things that I'm going to make for this project, meaning my own label, since I don't wanna risk using one that has a copyright on it or so
The 1st time, I printed everything out on 120 gr Photopaper that was slightly 'eggshell' color (see pictures in the previous post)
It takes quite some time to make that, because, first you have to make the design, then you gotta think about what kind of packages and boxes you'll need, then you have to make those on your computer, if possible in the correct size 😉😎😁
Then comes the 1st round of printing, cutting out and gluing .... as well as the 1st round of realizing where I made mistakes, like one side to small, the label being upside down, the size not being correct etc.
OK, so let's go for the 2nd round ..... correcting my errors, printing out on 120 gr matt Photopaper, white this time (which I prefer by the way, because the nice lavender color comes out much better, although the other one looks a bit more vintage, which can be nice too) ..... hm hm ..... 😳😳 need to make up my mind about this, lol
So again, printing, cutting out, gluing to discover more details that still aren't perfect.
Tell me what you think, here's a pic of the one's printed on white paper :
As you can see, I added some new ones, like the round one, which is going to be a special "gift" box
The cute little jars on the right are filled with real lavender soap, which I grinded myself with my tiny tiny little clay grinder, lol
This is what my work table looks like right now
I wanted to make some sort if display for a few of my items and started by one made with 1,5 mm thick cardboard, which can easily be painted without everything bending or so, it's just perfect and once finished, it looks almost like wood
.... and here it is : my first try at making a display for my shop
See ya soon, stay tuned for more
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