Saturday, 13 January 2007

A Dolls House Kit

A dolls house kit can be quite tricky to put together, so it's best to work with a friend. Once the framework is together you have the wonderful task of decorating it. Here are a few choices for the roof,

  • Cover it with paper printed in brick. Personally I don't like the look of this and it can tear easily.

  • Paint the roof with paint. This is easy but doesn't give the texture of brick.

  • Glue thin balsa wood tiles onto the roof, starting at the bottom and working upwards. These can be bought ready done or cut your own from thin strips of balsa wood. Then paint them the tile colour of you choice. This gives the roof a nice tile feel to it.

Paint the walls a colour of your choice. I think pale blue looks nice.

If your window frames need painting, paint them white before you fit them, or before you put acetate behind them. This saves getting white paint on your walls or on the acetate. If you want a very special window with a stained glass effect, paint it with glass paints before you fit it to the house.

Now the outside is dealt with you are ready to move on to the fun of decorating the inside.

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