When I found out that on the 26 of October there would be a workshop by David Iriarte in Apledoorn, a day prior to the Apeldoorn dollhouse show, I immediately signed up!
|My end result|
|Stands are being build for the next day|
The example picture of the side table we where going to make looked exquisite! First I was so excited that such an incredible artist was giving such a workshop! Then my excitement sank to an ultimate low when I realised I would have to paint this difficult and intricate pattern on the tabletop myself....
|During the workshop|
But I bought some tiny tiny paintbrushes, gathered my courage and drove to Apeldoorn for a weekend filled with miniature goodness.
It turned out I my fear of painting was totally unnecessary! David was the most patient, kind and helpfull teacher ever and I ended up enjoying every bit of the workshop so very much, including the painting job!
|First result after the workshop|
I didn't finish my side table at the workshopday, I am a bit of a slow worker... But I wanted to do it as perfect as possible... and David taught us every technique we needed to finish the work at home.
|Finishing at home|
|Adding more details and shading|
|Finished the decorating... on to the patina!|
It was so scary to finish with the patina, after all the hard work I was a bit scared I would ruin it. But it turned out very nice I think, it looks nicely aged now. I'm not yet sure in wich colorscheme and in wich room this table would fit best, but finding out is part of the fun!!