Hello my friends,
Back in 2019 on the 30th of july I showed you how I made a miniature cast iron hearth plate or fireback. I made it out of card, a copper stamping, glue and black enamel paint. It was quite an easy miniature to make but the detailed metal stamping makes it a very decorative miniature.
So when I found some more stampings with an apropriate size and decor it was quite obvious what to do with them. Of course you do not need metal stampings for these firebacks. Every little plaquettes or cameo out of resin, card, plastic or even plater can be used.
I cut out a piece of cardboard to glue the stamping on. I added some details in card or stickers to decorate the bottom parts of the firebacks.
And as I said there is not much to it. I painted them black with enamel paint just like the first one, and then we have not just one but four firebacks waiting for a fireplace to decorate.
When the lockdown due to Covid-19 can be scaled down and shops can reopen, I want to buy black pigment powder to use on these firebacks. This will tone down the sheen of the paint some more. But that will be for another time!