Hannah's Harbour Cafe

Created by lahmianvampyrevenom for our Old & Rusty Competition.

So come take a drink and drown your sorrows, And all of our fears will be gone by tomorrow, we'll have no regrets and live for a day, in Nancy's Harbour Cafe

Inspired by the song "Nancy the Tavern Wench" by Alestorm, the piece created was of a shanty style tavern on a section of shoreline. The name of the tavern is in honour of the young lady who suggested the competition originally. The piece measures approximately 29.5 cm long by 23.5 cm wide at the widest point with Hannah's standing 6.5 cm tall from the base.

The piece started as a simple foam base and frame consisting of foam and cardboard. The curtains were made using tissue paper, torn cut and stained with brown wash to give the appearance of age. Sections of painted corrugated card, cocktail sticks and wooden emery board made the body of the building.

Sand was added to the beach and sections of pebbles, made from model railway ballast with individual pieces painted in different colours, finished the base whilst tables and benches were made with foam tops, scored with ball point pen and painted, atop clay covered cocktail sticks. To finish the piece, a treasure map, made from a piece of white paper stained with brown wash and marked lightly with felt tip was, added along with bottles, made from beads and labelled with paper painted with watered down washes, and beer mugs, crafted from clay. Finally the metal on the building was rusted using rust paint from Games Workshop.


Keywords: containersS shorelinesS tavernsS

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