Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Candy Shop Interior
Well, I thought about it, and went ahead and painted the back of the shelves white, and added a frieze of Delft tile paper around them. I like this colour scheme, and think it should work well with glass jars of colourful candies.
The counter-top that came with the kit does not leave a lip, so I have to cut a slightly deeper one; it will, hopefully, be painted up as plain white marble with some light grey veining. The base of the candy shop, as well as the outside, will be green; this colour is traditional in the region north of Amsterdam. If you want to see what it might look like, check out the outdoor museum, De Zaanse Schans, on-line. It is a working windmill museum, with a number of typical fishermen's houses that rich people pay big bucks to live in, which are painted in this traditional green. And I do have a plan for such a typical little house, so perhaps sometime in the future....
I will try to create grooves in the tile paper, which is glued onto bristol board (not fixed in place yet!), to delineate the tiles. Then I'll experiment with a glossy finish for the tiles, as I have lots of small scraps of that paper.
Maybe some day!