MODEL HOUSE LANTERN...
My model house lantern commissions are a real passion of patience, love and care. Paper has an incredible versatility and through experience and play I have found ways of using this wonderful medium to recreate those quirks and details that make somewhere special.
Models are approximately 30cm high (or long, depending on the style of building) and this results in about 10cm in depth. I welcome commission ideas for other sizes of model, please email me or fill in the comments section in the quote form and I will get back to you.
I can recreate up to 3 sides of a building, dependent on photographs. I design each of these from scratch to cut out of sheets of high quality, beautifully textured paper. I then build each shape and layer by hand; folding, glueing, embossing and curving to mimic the architecture and details.
The reverse of the building will be plain with an opening to insert an LED tea light candle onto a platform inside, lighting up the windows and bringing a whole new dimension to the model. I provide one LED candle with each model, please only use this or alternative LED/battery powered lights and never a real flame.
As with all my artwork, this can be made in either all white paper or in colour. I often like to work with a slightly limited palette if in colour, whereby I take the main colours and keep to just these few, adding plenty of white where I can to keep things fresh and bright. I can of course adapt to specific colour requirements.
I prefer to source my paper from local stores in Amsterdam that I can cycle to, which cuts out delivery emissions as well as supporting smaller businesses. If you would like a specific paper or effect, however, I can look into sourcing this online but it may add a slight additional charge.
For this quote the most important thing I will need is a photograph of the full front. Angles on this are very useful to see the protruding shapes and layers, as well as any sides of the building if available. Close up photographs of particular points of interest or details you would like included are particularly helpful also. If it isn't possible to get photographs, this might not be a problem if you are able to share a Google Maps location where there are enough images on Street View or similar.
Any other questions or requests please don't hesitate to get in touch.