Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brilliant ruby red wine & two awards!

I know I haven't been around much this week, due to a heavy schedule at work...And it's not over yet, so please bear with me, as I decided to merge 2 posts in one... Here it goes:

#1: Ruby red wine for my victorian dinner!

 Isn't this beautiful? 
There is quite a background in this creation, as I first experimented with Scenic Water, tinted with acrylic paint, but the result was a disaster! It came out quite a mudy-looking liquid...My second attempt was to use plain vitrail (glass) paint, but that wasn't successful either, as the liquid was not as transparent as I wished... Very disappointing... And then I followed Teresa Martinez proposal to use polyester transparent resin, tinted with vitrail paint! So I tried and I got this wonderful result! Thank you so much Teresa for your valuable tip!
Now I am off to more experiments with this resin...and sky will be the limit! ;-))

#2: Two of awards

I got the first award from Johanna @ Mini Treasures for being one of the sites promoting the Mini Treasures wiki. It's an interesting link and it's worth checking it out! Thank you Johanna!

Then I got a lovely award from Ascencion @ Mis Miniaturas, who is so sweet to include me in her circle of friends!
 Following the rules, I need to nominate only 10 out of the wonderful blogs I here you are:
1) Ira @ Merry Jingle
2) Ernesto @ Punto Sur Miniaturas 
3) Santie & Athina @ Santie-Athina
4) Sumaiya @The Garfield
7) Eva @ Mini-Escenas
8) Susanne @ Miniature Dreams
9) Sonia @ Mini Tink and last but not least
10) Glenda @ Peppercornminis


  1. Congratulations on the awards :)

    You must have been so frustrated trying to get that red wine right, but boy oh boy you suceeded in the end, it looks fabulous, it's letting just the right amount of light thru to be the real thing. I'm very impressed!

  2. The red wine is perfect -- thank you so much for sharing your experiments and your success!

  3. Oh, your wine looks just perfect! And I love that decanter and those glasses. And thank you for the award :)

    Try to relax despite the hectic time at work,


  4. Anthoula your wine glasses are so real,they are perfect! Thanks for the award,you are so sweet.
    Minikisses from rainy Spain today,Sonia.

  5. οχι απλα μου αρεσαν επαθα πλακα
    να ρωτησω κατι μπορει να ειναι και βλακεια, σε ενα γλυκακι ειχε επανω φραουλες πως το εκανες αυτο να ειναι τοσο μικρη?

  6. Let me correct you Anthoula - you were awarded because you are one of the top sources :). I have been wondering where all the Greeks come to the wiki and I guess I found the guilty one now :). Thanks for promoting the wiki :).

  7. Ooops, thank you Johanna for the correction ;-))

  8. Μαργαρίτα μου, στις μινιατούρες χρησιμοποιώ κρύο πηλό (polymer clay πχ FIMO) που πλάθω σαν πλαστελίνη και μετά ψήνω στο φούρνο...Το θέμα της κλίμακας έχει λίγο ζόρι στην αρχή αλλά μετά συνηθίζεις...Αν σε ενδιαφέρουν οι μινιατούρες μπορούμε να πούμε και περισσότερα...

  9. Anthoula, te ha quedado perfecto, parece real y el color es una maravilla!!!
    besitos ascension

  10. Enhorabuena!! el juego de cristal es espectacular! y los premios te los mereces! un beso!

  11. I was pleasantly surprised by the award. Thank you very much, I appreciate it a lot coming from an artist of the miniature like you. I'll post it as soon as possible on my blog award.
    Indeed, red wine glasses are fantastic, really. Amazing. Teresa's work is always impeccable and I think it's a great tip.
    Besos ;)

  12. Dear Anthoula, first thanks for the award. I also had from Caterina and I am really happy. I am honored!
    Secondly, congratulations for the result obtained with "wine" seems very good year!
    A hug.

  13. Thank you Anthoula, for the award. Your wine looks very good :-)
    Big hug, Lara

  14. The wine looks so real! I really admire you for trying all those different media until you got the result you were looking for. Me, I would just use real wine (in the decanter, that is...the glasses would have too be empty).

    Anthoula, you need to open an Etsy store!



  15. Congratulations on the two awards.
    I love your glasses with "red wine", the result is incredibly real.