Thursday, 27 March 2008
Use the sepia option on "layer styles" to recolour the picture. Use "effects" to choose the "vignette" option which will put a frame around your people.
Resize your photo to turn it into a mini printable family portrait and pop it in a frame.
Monday, 24 March 2008
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
- First find thin some Balsa wood. You can buy packs of this extremely cheaply.
- Cut out the shape of a palette using nail scissors or a craft knife.
- Push a hole through the palette using a sharp point and work it around to make it bigger.
- Rub off any rough edges with a small piece of sand paper.
- Paint the palette with one or two coats of varnish as this will strengthen it. You can either use a varnish with a wood stain or add a bit of brown acrylic paint to the varnish.
- Put some splatters of acrylic paint on the palette in various colours to give it a used look.
Sunday, 16 March 2008
CLICK HERE for one example.
If you think you may like to make a variety of items you can invest in a book that shows you how to make bedspreads, clothes and a host of other 12th scale knits yourself.
Saturday, 15 March 2008
- Click, then print the images onto white paper or card.
- If you want a white mount for the squirrel print, remember to leave some of the white paper around the edge of the picture when you cut it.
- You can place cellophane, clear sticky plastic or acetate on the print to give the effect of glass. Even sellotape will do on a small picture.
- Either place the picture in a frame or make a frame for your picture. You can see how to do this on previous postings below.
Please remember the copyright to these images belongs to me. You are welcome to use them for personal use but not for profit. Do not copy them to another website although you may provide a link to them.
Friday, 14 March 2008
If you want some tools or other implements why not have a go with Fimo/ Polymer Clay.
- First get a picture of the tool that you want. It's much easier if you have something to base your model on.
- Shape the Fimo into your tools. Use a sharp knife or even nail scissors to get neat edges.
- Cook in the oven to harden following the instructions on your packet.
- Paint the tools using acrylic paint. Silver acrylic paint gives a nice metalic look, to age them add a little brown.
An additional idea for a shed or barn is to buy a tiny horse shoe which is designed to go on a wedding cake. Rub some brown paint on to age it, and it is ready to hang. Small pieces of Balsa Wood make great wood offcuts and planks to have around.