Sunday, 23 January 2011

COUNTRY STYLE SOFA


As this house was in a very small scale, I needed to work out a way to make my own furniture. A big box of Balsa Wood in various shapes and a bag of material off cuts make this not too complicated a project. I am not a sewer nor a carpenter, but with a bit of lateral thinking most items can be made.

I wanted a cosy country cottage sofa for the little lady bear to sit on. It was quite simple in the end. I just took four pieces of wood and glued them together. One for the base, one for the back and two for the arms. When it was dry I glued material in a nice small floral print over the wood. (No sewing involved!).

Make sure when you do something for your dolls house that you keep all the prints small. Nothing spoils the illusion of a house than having too large a print on the textiles or the wall paper.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

ARTIST'S SINK



Creating a dolls house scene is all about fooling the eye; very much, like the tricks a magician plays. You can make anything yourself just with a little bit of lateral thinking.
The artists studio sink was just made from pieces of balsa wood coloured with acrylic paint of varying colours. The sink bowl had PVA glue poured in the hole to give the impression being full of water when it dried. The paintbrush is made from a painted, chopped down wooden cocktail stick. (You can see how to make a brush and artist's palette on a previous post).The tap was created by using a little jewellery making finding. (Not an exact representation, but enough to give an impression) The paint pot is small clear bead with a little acrylic paint coated around the inside. A little piece of cloth, paint stained and soaked in PVA glue to keep it in shape make a great paint rag, and splattering the sink with paint was just plain good fun.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

ARTIST'S STUDIO

The artist's studio was great fun to make. I decided to leave the floor paint free incase I ever wanted to change the room into something different, but with a little bit of cut Binka, (used for cross stitch), for a rug I could splatter paint to my hearts content.