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.