Saturday, November 2, 2013

Castle - Work in Progress - Day 3

I must admit, I am not lucky with cameras at all! Last summer I sank my camera in the lake (not in purpose of course, :))) Bought a new one (was not very happy with it!) and broke it. It took me a couple of days to become an owner of a new camera. Who knows how many of them I will own in future!, but it explains why I didn't post pictures of the progress on my Castle.

So, back to the Castle.

The floor is finished, sanded and sealed, looks very beautiful and smells fresh. You asked me where I bought the marquetry kit for the floor. I found a website of a wood artist Christy Oates, whose artwork is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has a nice collection of marquetry kits that can be suitable for the flooring in 1/12 scale. Her website is

As you have noticed, the fireplace is painted,

dragons and stands they are sitting on were highlighted with an antique gold.

However I haven't put white veins and didn't seal it yet. To give a marbleizing effect I used the acrylic paint and Faux Glazing Medium. I don't have marbleizing colors handy right now.

I finished painting all windows and doors

and did a little mock up to get a sense of how it will look like

This weekend I am planning to finish applying the paper clay on the inside walls. Here you can see the wall where the fireplace will go. Time to form the stones.

Talk to you soon and happy Sunday!



Daydreamer said...

Oh, Natalia, your castle is starting to look Incredibly romantically Beautiful!!! I can begin to understand why you couldn't rush things in the class!!! Your "vision" insists on the right details... starting with the marquetry floor and continuing with the Gorgeous fireplace and windows! I wish I could attend a Rik Pierce class...*sigh* ... I need to find out where he is teaching one near where I live!
I can't wait to see more of your progress.... and I'm glad you have a new camera... I hope it works well for you!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

AHA! I knew you will understand why I couldn't finish the castle during the class. Rick Pierce is planning to retire, so if you want to take his class - find the closest and just do it... He is fun to work with.

12Create said...

What a wonderful project Natalia. I look forward to watching progress. I adore the floor.

Wyrna Christensen said...

Your new project is wonderful great. Your floor is indeed quite beautiful. I love your fireplace and your choice of colors.
You must have a string on your camera, or maybe two..
After I switched to bloglovin, I do not get your updates? Blog land is to me what Cameras to whit you???

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Hi Sharee! Thank you, I am glad you like to read my rambling thoughts on this and that. All comments help me to stay awake and work on the castle, :))) Mini hugs, Natalia

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Wyrna, I left a comment on your blog, :))) Waiting for your message. Hugs, Natalia

Garden of Miniatures said...

It's getting great,Natalia! Love your fireplace and now the house gets his stones. Great job until now!!!Still watching you my friend ;-)Hugs,Jeannette xx

Drora's minimundo said...

This project is very interesting.
With your talent it already looks like the start of a masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing your progress.
Hugs, Drora

Lisa T said...

Fantastic progress. I love how the floor turned out. Thank you for sharing the link on where to find the kits. The fireplace is magical. I just adore your color choices.

Sans! said...

Natalia, this is superb work. Amazing marbling painting! It's really like the real thing !

I am having terrible problem with blogger dashboard only updating my post sometimes after 1 day. Arghhh!

Judith said...

The floor is stunning Natalia, and I love what you've done with the fireplace and arched doorway. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all turns out. Judith x

Wee Cute Treasures said...

This is coming on so well. I love the windows and arched doorway.

BiWuBär said...

Go on, go on... I want to see more! I need to say more! ;O) Looks absolutely stunning, great work. And the floor was the perfect choice.


maribel said...

Me encanta pasarme por tu blog para ver tus trabajos, ya que cada vez que lo hago me sorprendes con tus trabajos. Este proyecto es fantástico y estoy deseando ver más

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Un bonito progreso.

Niina Niskanen said...

wow! Your castle looks amazing. Lot's of details to look at. Beautiful and I love the dragons. Greetings from Finland

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Me parece preciosa la portada de piedra .

Phil said...

Lovely work, once again, details are really nice!


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