Working on the top floor of the shop.
My first plan was to create a room for the baker 's family but for the life of me I could not figure out how to make a room in the shallow space. I needed to work inside the frame of the old clock which gave me about an inch depth or build something behind it which would mean it could no longer hang on the wall. In the end I decided I would use another box frame but have it behind the window inside the clock frame and fill it with 3D decoupage .
I could not find a picture of a living room or a kitchen but I did find this great one where you look into an artists studio through a window. This one is also done by Anton Pieck. Perhaps this is showing him at work. I loved how this picture matched into my scene.
Cut out parts ready to be applied with foam tape.
Extra layers being added to the picture.
Working from the inside of the building I added the glass for the window into the hole that was already there and behind the glass I added some details cut out of another print of the picture like the cat, vase etc. They are supposedly sitting on the window sill and this gave the room more depth . Then behind the glass I added the box frame
. I made a window frame that I glued on the outside of the building to cover a multitude of sins and I was pretty happy with the result.
The next thing I did was finishing all the paint work. I mostly used dark browns , dry brushed with black.
The frost on the windows was done with Mod Podge. I used a small brush and the smallest amount of Mod Podge to add this effect. I added a little bit of fluffy plastic snow to give the impression that it had just started to snow.
The shop sign was also done in 3D decoupage and I also used some tiny buns made out of foamboard.
My finishing touch will be to add a street sign saying Anton Pieck Street as a thank you to him for the inspiration. The street on the other side of the building will be Charles Dickens Road for I want to thank him too for his part in this Anglo-Dutch project .