Lestat’s Coffee House Replica

While I was working on my most recent replica house (post coming soon), I was commissioned to create a Lestat’s Coffee House Replica. I’ve really enjoyed the paper architectural pieces I’ve made and with this one in particular, I felt my creativity unleashed. As always, my biggest regret is that I didn’t have more time to add all the little details I wanted to.

Techniques

This piece is 8″ x 10″ x 1/2″. It is made entirely out of paper and glue. It is built in two layers, the base layer depicting the coffee shop itself and the umbrellas, tables, and chairs sit on top of the bottom layer.

I used glazing to fill in the windows to make them look like real glass. I used gilded paper to simulate brass handles on the doors. And the name of the shop is actually done in vinyl as cutting intricate letters using cardstock is fiddly at best. I get a much cleaner result with vinyl.

For the stickers on the meter and the flyers on the windows I used actual signage and flyers from Lestat’s Facebook page and website. I think it added authenticity to the details. These “flyers” are in places less than .2″ wide! Very tiny and very difficult to work with.

Work-in-Progress Images

Other Architectural Artwork

Etsy

Although the Paper Lestat’s Coffee House Replica is sold, I am currently taking commissions for unique projects. My Etsy shop is set to vacation mode, but if you have something interesting in mind, please contact me to discuss.



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