スティーブの森のカフェ

Today, I would like to introduce the third instalment in the ‘forest’ series, Steve’s Forest Cafe. The basic structure was made using recycled cardboard and boxes.

今日はフォレストシリーズ3作目、スティーブのフォレストカフェを紹介します。今までと同じように基本はダンボールや空箱を使って作りました。

The café offers such delicacies as nuts and berries and freshly baked bread.

カフェでは焼きたてパンやナッツにベリーなどを提供しています。

Climb the stairs to the rooftop terrace.

階段を登ると屋上にも休憩スペースがあります。

The entrance to the shop.

お店に入る入口周り。

An empty box of Twiglets formed the base of the tree trunk.

Twigletsの空箱をベースにしました。

I added some extra height to a wall around the terrace. First, I had to decide where to put the openings for the door and the counter, and then cut them out. I used wire and aluminium foil to create a more natural tree shape. For the stairs, I cut styrofoam panels to size, and attached them using a glue gun.

屋上の手摺り分の高さを足しました。開口部(カウンター、ドア)の大きさと位置を決めてカットしてから木に見えるように針金やアルミホイルを使って肉付けしました。階段はスタイロパネルを大きさにカットしグルーガンで貼り付けました。

After I finished the basic shape, I added kitchen towel. If using 2-ply kitchen towel, you will need to separate the layers. I first applied PVC glue diluted with a little water, then added the tissue and finally more glue.

全体の形が決まったらキッチンタオル又はティッシュを少し水で薄めたPVCグルーを使って覆い貼ります。(キッチンタオルは2枚重ねになっている場合は1枚ずつ使います)

Once dry, I painted everything black. This wouldn’t have been necessary if I had used black tissue paper.

乾いたら一度、全て黒でペイントします。黒いティッシュペーパーを使うとこの作業が減ります。

I’m really sorry, but I forgot to take photos of the later colouring. Basically, I just used lots of layers of green and brown acrylic. The mushrooms and rocks were made with paper clay. The door, table and chair were made from recycled regular and corrugated cardboard.

すみません、着色以降の作業写真を撮り忘れました。本体は色んな茶色や緑を使って着色。キノコや石は紙粘土で、ドアやテーブルなどは段ボールや空箱で作りました。

The rooftop can be removed and on the ceiling below, there is an LED lamp.

屋上は取外せて裏にLEDランプが取り付けられています。

The cafe is open – please come and visit!

ただいまオープンしています。是非遊びにいらして下さい!

7 thoughts on “Steve’s Forest Cafe (Video)”

  1. Fantastic! Love all your process pictures & video. Would love to sit and take in the view with a mug of latte! Steph x

    1. Thank you so much, Steph! I’m trying to do more process photos and videos but the problem is that I often forget log something in the middle of the project! 😀

  2. Another steve place! I love it! I can’t believe this is recycled things! Amazing! I like this music too! 😍

  3. This is so clever! And it remnds of a cafe in the woods I went to in Lativa.That was magical too. They did great pizza. But I digress! This and the other forest models you’ve made really inspire me to give this a go. I’ve been thinking lately that I want to make something out of papier mache to share on my blog and this is very simialr in some aspects. I feel an elf home in the forest is taking shape in my mind. Now I need to find the time to make it happen.

    1. Thanks, Kathryn. You should definitely give it a go. I think it’s always easier to do something new when you already have the interest to inspire you – elves, fairies etc. That was how it came about for me. Actually, you have also inspired my husband – after he saw your website, he started doing mandalas!

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