Thursday, 8 August 2013

1/48 scale attic

Hi all,

I thought I would share with you my latest mini make. I designed and built this entirely myself. It is a 1/48 scale attic room box.

It is made using balsa wood and card and has been aged using Tim Holtz distress inks.

Hope you like it.


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Shabby cabinet

Hi all,

It seems like ages since my last post but I have been busy decorating my full size house. I wish I could say it was all done, but at least i've done a couple of rooms.

I also had a major dolls house disaster, I fell off some ladders and managed to pull my toy shop down on top of me as I fell. Though I was bruised and battered with a black eye to boot my toy shop came off worse, almost every tile came off the roof, the attic window came off as did a bay window, it really is in a sorry state. Many of the bits inside were also broken in the fall :0(

One of those bits was a display cabinet, this is what it looked like before the fall.

It had come apart into all it's component pieces but was remarkably not broken. As I looked at it trying to decide what to do inspiration hit. I used my trusty mini drill with sanding bit to sand each piece back to the bare wood as well as good old elbow grease and sandpaper.

Then I painted each piece with ivory emulsion paint. I sanded again and used abranet to give it a smooth finish. I covered the base with a patterned paper and cut a piece of card to fit the back which I also covered with the same paper. Then I put it back together..... that was the hardest part!

I used some jewellery pins I had to replace the gold knobs that came with the cabinet and I also replaced the front Perspex as it had become scratched.

It has a little wobble, but I love it. :0)

I hope you like it too.

Natalie xx