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MM01: Faux Finishes
MM08: Working With Leather

Library Journal Sept 15, 1996


The artists in these excellent videos from the MindStorm series make miniature craft look rewarding, easy and fun. Meloney's expert background in full-scale commercial work serves her well as she demonstrates, in a chatty and informal styles, how to achieve subtle miniature effect in texture and color in faux finishes for wood, marble, gold leaf, leather, crackle glazing, antiquing, stone floors, and concrete block walls. Viewers move step-by-step through each process with Meloney, seeing her creations emerge as she works.

Pay Tyler's work with real leather findings, snakeskin, and tapestry fabric is more specialized. She turns tiny wood blocks into stacks of luggage and "reupholsters" typically miniature furniture-kit ottomans, chairs, and sofas. Her delivery is patient and witty, full of insider tips on materials and techniques. Both artisans demystify the question "How do they do that?"

Recommended for public libraries.