Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

GSAM Instructor Bluette Meloney

An IGMA Artisan in Faux Finishes, Bluette Meloney teaches students in her workshops a wide range of faux finishes and trompe-l'oeil effects. Class participants learn how to stucco, create patinas, sponge, wood-grain (faux bois), antique, gold-leaf, age copper (faux verdigris), and more. Bluette says "I work hard to be sure when we finish a workshop that students leave with something they love."

Bluette's "Perfumery" is the original prototype for "Le Bon Marché," her upcoming workshop at the Good Sam Academy. Photos by Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman and GSAM Director. Bluette has made minor modifications and improvements. Look for photos on the Academy website about the end of March.

The exterior of Bluette's Art Deco Egyptian Theater is almost identical to the Brill Building (New York City, 1931). Students learned how to achieve the exterior look of polished granite by using "Eglomise" (reverse painting).

The interior is inspired by the lobby of the historical Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California. Built in 1931, it has an elaborate and ornate Ancient Egyptian theme. Students put in faux marble floors, Egyptian columns, Egyptian mosaics, and floor-to-ceiling Egyptian murals from the time of the pharaohs.

Enchanté is a New Orleans street shop with hidden courtyard. A very popular workshop, it was designed as a narrow shelf-setter or to be wall-hung. 

Some photos of Bluette's table from the 2012 Good Sam Show. Courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman and GSAM Director.

To see more of Bluette's designs go here
Email: Bluette Meloney: miniatures@bluettemeloney.com  Website: http://bluettemeloney.com/

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