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Friday, October 22, 2010

Display Case Tutorial Part 5

Last part... we are finally done! I think this was somewhere between 8-12 hours. Not really sure though.

Here it is....

For the trim I added to the top, I used the same technique as for the decorative disk at the bottom, only with rolled out snakes instead of a ball. That hid my glue mishap well! I kept it a solid brown oxide to match the other trims and places that I did that.

I cut a piece of red velvet for the inside. I think it really makes it pop!

Here's a front view.

Side view.

Back view.
I forgot to say earlier that when I was painting, I dry brushed some black and brown on the hinges so they wouldn't look so new.

Then I decided to play dress up J.

Well, what do you think? I think it turned out okay by the end. I hope everyone enjoyed following along, hope I didn't get you too lost!

Morgan, this will be on it's way to you Monday or Tuesday J.


  1. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial :)

  2. I love it. So precisely, so finished, good work
    groetjes Ingrid

  3. You know Im going to have to have a go, I reckon you could use this in a wizards setting, maybe Dumbledore would like one to display some of his trinkets! Expect an email if it all goes horribly wrong and I need the expert o make me one lol!!! I got my wand today woohoo, its gorgeous Lorraine thankyou so much, I adore the colour blue! Straight in my Potion room on Herman the potion masters desk!!! Thankyou for the tutorial Lorraine its been so interesting xxxx

  4. I haven't had a chance to read through your tutorial yet, but I love the finished piece, it's fab! It has a multitude of uses too! :o)))

    I hope you are feeling better now too. :o)

    Michelle xxxx

  5. Just read the whole thing through Lorraine. Nicely presented tutorial and what a great piece in the end! Amazing what can be done with polymer clay... Clever save on the "frosting" of the glass.
    Thank you for putting this all together and posting it. I know how time consuming it is making the item, taking the pictures, downloading the pictures, uploading the pictures, writing the comentary, etc, etc!!

    Your a great sport to go to the time and trouble.

  6. Just read the whole tutorial Lorraine. Its a great tutorial, thank you for sharing it with us all. xxx

  7. Your welcome Eva!

    Thanks Ingrid!

    Thanks Kate! Glad you like your wand!!! Let me know if you need help :)

    Thanks Michelle!

    Thanks Tabitha! I think that extra trim to fix my booboo really finished the piece :)

    Thanks Lainie!

  8. That is so cool and thank you for sharing the tutorial! You are very talented! I love how it turned out!!


  9. Lorraine, the display case is out of this world to die for! you are so talented! What a wonderful giveaway prize! I love my wand! Thank you so much!

    Victoria ♥

  10. wow! now you can make a miniature museum!

  11. Thanks Jamie!

    Thanks Victoria! My husband keeps getting all over me for giving away so many cool minis :)

    Thanks Minnie Kitchen!

  12. Muchas gracias por el tutorial.
    Que maravilla de mesas te han quedado, me encantan todas.
    Feliz fin de semana
    besitos ascension

  13. OH WOW! I would never ever say it is not made of wood! LOL! Fantastic miniature! Great great work Lorraine! And thank you so much for this turtorial!

  14. El resultado es magnifico. Muchas gracias por cada paso.
    Besos Clara

  15. Gracias por el tutorial. Ha quedado preciosa.
    Besitos, May

  16. This piece is stunning! Amazing work.


  17. Wow! It's gorgeous! Thank you also for showing how to do it.

  18. Lorraine, one word, BRILLIANT! For thinking about how it's to be done (a display cabinet! wow! your husband may be right about keeping this one :) you'll just have to make another for yourself), for the tutorial, for the painting (I see you don't really care what colour clay you use because you can paint it into anything :):). Thank you for sharing this , Lorraine. I have not really worked with clay and you make it look too easy :).

    I have decided it is really tough to take pictures of painting steps. Once you start painting, it's hard to stop to do other things :)

  19. It's so wonderful! I can't wait to get it. I have a 1:12 room box on it's way to display it in. I can't wait to get it.

  20. You case turned out perfect. Just love it. I really adore that it is completely functional. Great job!


  21. Thank you for subscribing to my blog. Congratulations on your new creation. The tutorial is very interesting.
    Greetings from Rosella

  22. Thank you and your welcome to Clara, May, Cia and Iris! Did you guys notice I joined your blogs :)

    Sans, the painting steps really are hard to picture once you get going. Sometimes I use scrap clay to make things that will be painted, waste not! :)

    Morgan, can't wait to see what you do to the roombox!

    Thanks Mieljolie! I make so many small things and I never have anywhere to put them... of course I still don't since I gave this away XD.

    Thanks Rosella!!!