Double Dutchess (double_dutchess) wrote,
Double Dutchess

Buffy and Spike's bedroom diorama

Hey, how are you all doing? I'm having some time off work (well, more or less) and finally finding the time to post some things to LJ. Starting with the shoebox diorama of Buffy and Spike's bedroom that I made for the Summer Solstice free-for-all over at seasonal_spuffy. With thanks to teragramm for the term “diorama” term, which sounds a bit grandiose to my ears, but so much better than “peepbox” which I used originally.

Why would you want to make a replica of Buffy and Spike's bedroom in a shoe box, you may ask. Well, it started out with me looking for inspiration in the solstice being the "longest day". It occurred to me that this is probably the least favourite day of the year for vampires in the northern hemisphere, because they have to stay in almost all of the day. So what does Spike do when he's stuck at home during daylight hours? Watch daytime TV, of course! And if they were in a happy relationship, Buffy would keep him company. So my first thought was to make a manip of Buffy and Spike watching TV together. But on second thought, that was really boring. Also, after having seen the awesome craft projects from the recent round of Seasonal Spuffy, I really wanted to do something crafty myself. And so the idea of not doing a manip but a peep box was born! Because there was a nice comics image of Buffy and Spike watching the news in bed on their laptop, I took that as a starting point. And then somehow, it turned into a  bigger project than I had originally had in mind.

Making the bedroom peep box was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. By the time I finished it there was no natural daylight anymore, so the colours in the pictures I took are a bit off. In reality, the bedroom walls look more purplish and less red/orange.

At the end I've added one sneak preview showing the whole box (and the mess on my kitchen table). My next posts will be a more detailed "making of" / look behind the scenes.

Tags: artwork, buffy, comic art, crafts, spike, spuffy

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