Shy Spirit

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Ontario, Canada

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
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  • Real Name Rosalind
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  1. Clay stone technique

    Keep at it, Jess - you'll get there!  (And we'll all be interested to hear of, and to see your results!)  The paperclay sold by craft stores like Michaels is made with volcanic ash.  I think the texture is beautifully smooth.  The product is expensive, but I just love it.
  2. Clay stone technique

    Holly, the gravel is only used to impress the rock shapes into an air dry clay sheet.  The tutorial shows how to make your own mold with this, and then use it on more air dry clay to create stone walls.  As you know, the air dry clay is lightweight. The tutorial shows different air dry clays ... I personally like paperclay.  I find that it's very smooth and easy to work with.  I don't care for the smell of Das clay, but some people enjoy it. Another fun way to make stones is using cardboard egg carton/drinks trays.  There are several tut links posted in threads here, I'm sure you could do a search and find all the great tips if you're interested in trying it.  
  3. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    I share your love of Chrysnbon kits and minis, Bobie.  Their realistic details, and the fact that they can be customized by miniaturists make them extremely desirable to me.  Very good find!  
  4. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    What a difference a bit of paint, glue and flocking makes!  Nice work!
  5. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    What a marvellous find!  I love old furniture in RL (Real Life) as well as in miniature.  These pieces are beautiful.  The aged finish on the chair is so authentic looking.  
  6. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    Well done, Lee!  That's a terrific assortment of ornaments - at a bargain basement price.  :)
  7. What's everyone working on?

    Beautiful work, Grazhina.  Yes, the cottager/builder should take great pride in her work!!  
  8. What's everyone working on?

    That is going to be a gorgeous (albeit aged) screen - well done!  I haven't come across the hinge technique before - that I recall - but it sounds like an interesting idea.  I'm enjoying anticipating the finished product.   
  9. What's everyone working on?

    It's looking authentic already!  The linen is perfect for the backing.   Your finishing techniques are very well done - I expect you have a lot of great tips to share, and this is the place to do it.  This community is full of members eager to learn - and also share their knowledge. I especially like the paving stones, and doorstep in your outdoor vignette - very gritty and atmospheric.
  10. What's everyone working on?

    I'm no expert, but I would dampen both sides at the same time, to reduce warpage.
  11. What's everyone working on?

    I love wood - so many variations in colours, grains, shapes.  (I've been known to hug a tree or two in my time!)  Looking forward to seeing the finished screen.   
  12. What's everyone working on?

    Silk ties are always handy, and I have a few of my dad's stashed away.  ;) I would go with a plainer backing, if it were my choice.  The red with stars is a strong pattern and colour, so I would save it for another project where it might be showcased.  I think I'd paint or gesso the back of the panels to smooth and even out the surface, and then use a solid coloured, finely woven cotton or linen look fabric to cover it.  Finish with a satin varnish to seal.  That's just my opinion, of course ... but you asked for our thoughts. The screens are all gorgeous!  Did you achieve the burled effect yourself on the wood?
  13. What's everyone working on?

    The design is very elegant - super idea!  Did you use panels from miniature wallpaper, or ???
  14. What's everyone working on?

    Grazhina, you might like to try some ash from an incense stick.  It's very fine, and dusty-coloured.  I've been thinking it could be used in fireplaces, dust in the attic, etc.  
  15. trinket box/ GREAT TREASURE CHEST on Amazon

    The dollar stores are familiar and wonderful hunting grounds indeed, Holly!  I will cruise their aisles with renewed vigour, and report back if I'm in luck.  Meanwhile, the little chest is on my wishlist.  I found it interesting to note that the description on the Canadian site was for a treasure chest, intended to hold Roleplaying/Gaming Dice.