Miniature cabinet of curiosities project 

I know I'm shooting myself in the foot by posting about this too soon but I'm going to post each item as it's done, I think

First: a new type of guy

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project 

Oh BOY I'm not sure about this one, I think it might be too chunky and colorful to fit the vibe I want, but I'll think about it

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I finally finished the display box too, although it's hard to photograph something with a glass front

There are little holes in the bookcase and the back panel, for the lights

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Have you ever heard of... the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegeta

I couldn't make it very tall because it has to fit on a shelf, so we'll say it's not a full grown sheep, just a lamb bud

My apologies for the fingers

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A Fiji Mermaid, basically taxidermy to make a gross little goblin monkey-fish en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji_m

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New object: a pinned Death's Head Moth in a carnelian frame (because I didn't want to do wood again)

All of this is Sculpey Premo polymer clay, and acrylic paint using a 000 miniatures brush and not breathing while I did it

Sorry about the fingers, I couldn't get it angled to the light

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BEHOLD: Basilikos, king of snakes

These are often depicted with legs and/or wings, I decided to go with just wings so I could coil it up in a crystal ball, like taxidermied snakes are sometimes

It doesn't show up in photographs well, but in person you can still see it through the resinβ€” which is wonky and bubbled but I've never done anything like this before, so I'm pretty pleased

I based it loosely on a Banded Krait, love those poisonous stripes

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Behold, my tiny brain. Everyone look at my tiny little brain

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I remade that dang book from upthread, I feel much better about book 2

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Some assorted jars: I've made 4 mandrakes now & I'd consider them all failures, because they all separated from the resin in a horrible way. I have no idea why, my brain in resin didn't do this, & I followed all the online tips about cleaning the clay with alcohol & pouring thin layers of resin

The raven bones I just thought would be interesting

The mushrooms are bordering on too twee for this project but I love them, I'm also too twee for this project

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Hooray! I finished a project!!

I tend to look at things I've made and fixate on the details I wish I could change, but overall I'm happy with this one

I got so hasty when I could see the finish line that I forgot to take separate photos of 2 of the things I made: on the 3rd shelf there's a mummified Egyptian cat, and on the bottom shelf there's a (real) green quartz crystal in a wrought iron holder. Everything else is detailed upthread

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@Louisa this is so incredibly cool!! I love this

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@checkervest thanks Alex 😁

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa it's awesome!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Taweret thank you!!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa this is too cool!!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@finn ahhhhhh thanks!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa phenomenal work Louisa, this is so COOL!!! Love it

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@neoncoughh thank you Sarah! ✨

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa YOOOOO

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@derek I can't believe I finished it!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa it looks so good lit!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Thomas thanks! I have a whole bunch of $1 strings of lights now and I keep thinking of new uses

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa it's so small!

I know, it's a miniature! But wow

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@InternetEh I think I love miniatures because you don't even need to do much to make them look interesting

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa yeah it's so small that any detail you add is like icing on the cake

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa This is truly amazing, what a lovely accomplishment

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@bright_helpings thank you Erik, it feels great to complete something!!

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@Louisa

louisa this ruuuules!

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@baronnarcveldt thanks Crystal!! I'm very happy 😁

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa you did it!!!!!!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@alex πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ truly, a huge accomplishment for me

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa ah wow!!! It looks sick as hell! congrats on finishing

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@redoak thank you!!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa super neat! :D

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@brion thank you!! 😁

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa you are so amazingly talented!! thank you for bringing us along on your cool projects

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@mood ahhh thank you Alana πŸ₯Ί

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa This is fantastic.

I especially enjoy the mermaid.

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@apLundell thanks! They're very creepy

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@Louisa What is the scale?

Also, what are the wall hangings?

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@apLundell the bookcase, which I didn't make, is dollhouse 1:12 scale (1 inch equals 1 foot)

I talked about the wall decorations more upthread but they're cut from a book of "alchemy" scrapbook paper, there's a medieval solar system, a lithograph L and a key, and a Latin saying about bees

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@Louisa Oh. I'd missed the part about the walls and pictures.

Neat!

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@Louisa Hey that's real neato

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@radicalrobit thank you!!

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@Louisa

This is amazing!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@RussSharek thank you!!

@Louisa ahhhhhhhhhh incredible, just seeing the whole thing put together is amazing! It's done! You did that!!!!

@Pixley thank you, I did it!! I can't believe I did

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@Louisa this is amazing!!!!!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@douglasfur thank you!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa Lou this is so damn cool !!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@ItsJenNotGabby thanks Jen!!😁

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@Louisa this turned out so cool!! Wow, what a great job πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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@jendrawscomics thank you so much!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa Omg you are amazing! This is incredible! It looks SoOo good!!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@deneb ahhh thank you!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa this looks sick, Lou excellent work!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@JohnBrownJr thank youuuuuu!!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa omg this is amazing Louisa! Everything assembled on the shelf and *lit* is so cool!!! 😡

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@ItsTheManOnTheMoon thanks!! I think next time I make something I'll hide the wires better, but those cheapo fairy lights are very useful

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@Louisa so perfect, I love it!

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@Louisa @apLundell That is awesome.

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

@morganth @apLundell thank you!

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@Louisa this looks great!

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@dustin thank you!!

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