Erkgoer

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About Erkgoer

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Kansas
  • Interests Miniatures, dollhouses, Putz houses, general paper crafts (especially 3-D)

Previous Fields

  • Dollhouse Building Experience One
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
  • Digital Camera Yes
  • Real Name Ericka
  • Country United States

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  1. Enamel Top Table Detail

    I use it all the time. I do a lot of non-miniature papercraft and vinyl projects.
  2. Enamel Top Table Detail

    Thanks, the lines on the decal seem a bit think to me. I thought of making them thinner, but I had already cut it and I didn't think it would make a big difference.
  3. Enamel Top Table

    From the album Furniture & Accessories

    I made a 1930's inspired enamel top kitchen table from basswood, cardstock and two diameters of aluminum tubing. Mat board could be substituted for the wood. I cut the table top design from permanent glossy vinyl using my silhouette cameo. I sprayed the table with Testors white gloss enamel before adding the vinyl decal. You can feel the raised edges of the decal, but it's not visible so I won't add any layer to seal it or even out the texture. The design is slightly out of scale but I like it. I followed this tutorial from 1 Inch Minis to make this project.
  4. Enamel Top Table Detail

    From the album Furniture & Accessories

    I made a 1930's inspired enamel top kitchen table from basswood, cardstock and two diameters of aluminum tubing. Mat board could be substituted for the wood. I cut the table top design from permanent glossy vinyl using my silhouette cameo. I sprayed the table with Testors white gloss enamel before adding the vinyl decal. You can feel the raised edges of the decal, but it's not visible so I won't add any layer to seal it or even out the texture. The design is slightly out of scale but I like it. I followed this tutorial from 1 Inch Minis to make this project.
  5. 40% off minis

    I ordered the Roper range I've been longing for . Now I need another good sale to get the monitor top refrigerator. This kitchen in a yet to be determined house has decided to be 1920's era.
  6. What's everyone working on?

    I've been trying my hand at making furniture. So far I have three pieces. Maybe one day I'll finally have a house to put them in. I can't seem to finish the Alison Jr. I keep losing inspiration. But I have so many projects I'd like to start. We had a very minor pipe leak and the access panel is in my craft room closet. I store all of the kits I've acquired in there and had to empty out the closet. My husband asked where they all came from and I wasn't sure, seems like they just appear! Six kits and still not a single finished house!
  7. Console Radio

    From the album Furniture & Accessories

    Much improved after a layer of polycrylic. Still needs some sanding and another layer.
  8. Console Radio

    From the album Furniture & Accessories

    Console radio made from mat board and cardstock. Legs are wooden staircase spindles. I will probably remake thiswith basswood now that I have a pattern to work from.
  9. Tower - Center Window

    It's 3M lead foil tape that I ordered from www.zoro.com. I don't know if they still sell it in small quantities, but I paid about $12 for the roll.
  10. Vintage Style Kitchen Stool

    Thanks, I didn't have red spray paint so I brushed on red acrylic then sprayed it with Krylon Triple Thick Clear Gaze. It self leveled in the brush strokes to create a smooth finish.
  11. Vintage Style Kitchen Stool

    From the album Furniture & Accessories

    My first attempt at making furniture. Made from cardstock and matboard. Pattern from http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com.
  12. Vintage Style Kitchen Stool

    From the album Furniture & Accessories

    My first attempt at making furniture. Made from cardstock and matboard. Pattern from http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com.
  13. Vintage Style Kitchen Stool

    From the album Furniture & Accessories

    My first attempt at making furniture. Made from cardstock and matboard. Pattern from http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com.
  14. Stained Glass

    I use 3M lead tape, I would have to check on the thickness. I've read that the lead golf tape is difficult to make curves with. I cut it in very thin strips and that keeps it flexible for curves. Still takes a lot of time and patience. 
  15. Stained Glass

    Thanks! Yes, they're both mini. The left window is one of a set of 3 for my Alison Jr. The right window was the first one I made so I just used a clear transparency sheet for the experiment. I now use thin, rigid acrylic/plexiglass sheets from hobby lobby. It supports the weight and holds shape better than the transparency sheets.